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What age did you start meats?

My daughter is 7months old and I am trying to figure out when to start her on meat. I know I have heard some doctors say you need to wait for their immune system to develop where they can tolorate it. What age did you start your infant on meat? Oh and btw she does not have teeth yet so im lookin at the baby food meats....thanks

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Bran9545

Asked by Bran9545 at 2:36 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You don't need teeth to eat real meat. My son had shredded chicken or salmon at probably 8 months.
    Kisses4Henry

    Answer by Kisses4Henry at 2:37 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • 9 months
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:37 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I pureed everything we ate when she started solids so probably around 7-8 months old.

    Salisbury steak and peas pureed, she loved them. She also liked vienna sausages (yuck!) around 10 months. No teeth until 11 months but she could chew with the best of them.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:39 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I started my DD at 7months.
    myasmommy1107

    Answer by myasmommy1107 at 2:39 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • 8-9 months... no need to do "baby food" meat... they don't use their front teeth to chew anyway, they use their back gums. Just do soft meats... dark poultry meat, well cooked beef or pork, fish, etc...
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 2:43 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • My pedi started my son on veggies at 4 months. He ate each evggie for 4 days before eating a new one. Once he had all the veggies she told me to do stage 1 meats, and then fruits. So about 5 months i would say? At 7 months he was off baby food and onto real food so that is always an option as well. Let her pick up little bits of chicken and turkey if you would like.
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 3:40 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Mine started around 9 months.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 3:58 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Small amounts of tiny soft turkey at 13 months. I never rushed solids.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 4:29 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • My son is 7mo and at him 6mo check up dr. said he could have pureed meats, but she warned that he probably would like fruits and vegetables better until about a year. And so far she is right.

    lmt_mom2010

    Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 9:56 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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