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Baby food no-nos

What foods are not suppose to be given to a baby under the age of 1? under 2?


Asked by Mel_in_PHX at 3:55 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ha ha just did an essay on this for my english class.....eggs, cows milk, citrus fruits/juices, honey before the age of one is a no no. fish or other seafood, peanut butter/peanuts, tree nuts not before either 2 or 3 years old. Depending on if there is a family allergy to any of these things. And by the way rkoloms....YOUR CHILD NEEDS WHEAT! It helps them develop properly! Also no foods that can be choked on eaisly such as popcorn, grapes, hard candies and nuts.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • citrus,shellfish,honey

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 3:56 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Honey. Also, nothing they can choke on like chips, peanuts, whole grapes. You could cut up grapes and they'd be fine.

    Answer by oregonmom22 at 3:58 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Dairy and strawberries are off limits under 1, due to their allergenic qualities.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:06 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • strawberries, peanut butter (all nuts really), honey for sure, karo for the same reason as honey, unpasteurized dairy (for some)


    Answer by hypermamaz at 4:22 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.

    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library


    Answer by rkoloms at 4:49 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • I'd love to see this supposed link to the necessity of wheat. Yes, whole grains, but I have never heard of just wheat.

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 5:25 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • I am kinda with whiterose on this one. Where does it say WHEAT is a must.
    A lot of adults can't have wheat.

    Answer by Princessofscots at 5:28 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Nobody NEEDS wheat. LOL

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:32 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • You need to talk to your pediatrician. I gave wheat, dairy and citrus before 1 but we don't have any food allergies in our family so my daughter was low risk. (Citrus is more of a diaper rash/acidity issue than an allergy issue). Also, newer research is showing that babies introduced to nuts before age 1 are less likely to develop an allergy to them...but if there is an allergy, it could be very scary in baby. No honey for sure...risk of botulism...this includes honey wheat bread, etc. Tell you husband...its been my experience that men aren't as conscious of these things. Eggs, Soy, etc. are also very common allergens. The most important thing to introduce one food at a time (4 day wait rule...wait 4 days before introducing a new food and only introduce single ingredient foods). This way, if there is an allergy, you know what it is to. Watch for redness around the mouth, difficulty breathing, etc.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 8:26 PM on Jan. 29, 2010