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At what age would you give your child.....

Baby carrots?
What about wieners (hot dogs)?

My dd is 22 months old i am still not sure about giving her hot dogs......but i want to try her on some baby carrots as a snack! what age did you let them have it?

 
mommylisar

Asked by mommylisar at 4:46 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (12)
  • about 18 mths for the carrots and never for the hot dogs.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 5:03 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Mine is 14 months and I give him both. I just slice the hotdog in thin slices. I give him baby carrots but I keep an eye on him. He just naws at it though
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:48 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • does she have plenty of teeth? does she still choke on anything? its really at your discretion.....my 16 monther can handle a hot dog but i wouldnt try a baby carrot because they are harder to chew.
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 4:48 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • hmmm, i honestly can't remember when i started baby carrots, but i would think if you just gave her small bites that she could crunch on it should be ok....hot dogs i still don't give my kids just for the health factor...well that and i watched a documentary on how hotdogs were made in Nutrition class last year in college.....but I believe for choking factor, my doctor told me 5 yrs old....
    FXmomTo3

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 4:49 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • she has alot of teeth, and she do not choke on anything...yet... i think i am more nervous then anything!
    mommylisar

    Comment by mommylisar (original poster) at 4:50 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • My children had hotdogs at around 15 months or so cut in circles then in half to make half circles. My DD is 2 and a half and just started raw baby carrots. At around q8 months I would kind of steam them a little just to take some of the crunch out.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:50 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • *18 months
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:50 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • My son is almost a year and I give him carrots, but only if they're cooked. As for hot dogs, I've given him tiny little pieces, but I've removed the skin. He has 8 teeth and chews foods really well. I'm still always cautious though, and supervise him anytime he eats anything. I would say hot dogs should be fine as long as you remove the skin and cut them into really small pieces. As for the carrots I might wait a little while, or I'd steam them.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 4:51 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • I agree with PP... my son is 15 months and I let him eat hotdogs, but I take the skin of or cut them in half then half again.... carrots I don't think I'd let him eat them raw but cooked I let him at around 6 months
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 4:58 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • my dd eats carrots if they are cooked ...don't get me wrong....that is her fav veggie of them all! But i was kinda wondering abou t baby carrots...just because they are soo hard....maybe i will steam them and give them to her that way....As far as weiners go i think i am a bit nervous about them cause i have heard soo many storys about kids choking on them!
    mommylisar

    Comment by mommylisar (original poster) at 5:01 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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