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When can I give him oranges?

I have heard the segment membranes on oranges are difficult to chew/digest but I don't know how old my son should be before I try oranges. Any idea?

 
hootie826

Asked by hootie826 at 12:59 PM on Feb. 16, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I usually start cutting them into smaller bites, removing as much of the pit and tougher bits of membrane, around the time my littles turn 2. Before then I give mandarin oranges around 18 months.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 1:02 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • My daughter is 10 months old and I give them to her in a mesh feeder.
    cheekycherub

    Answer by cheekycherub at 1:09 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • over a year
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:02 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • *pith
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 1:09 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • regular oranges I would say at the age of 2 and those little canned manderin oranges after the age of 1
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:09 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Mine had oranges when they were 9-10 months old. I just removed the seed and as much of the rind/membrane as possible, then cut them in bite size pieces. The "experts" used to recommend delaying the introduction of oranges as likely to cause allergies, but have since said it's not necessary to wait.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:13 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • My son started eating citrus fruits around 9 months. Each week he ate more and more until now he has a mandarin orange or a clementine every morning with breakfast. He will be a year old in 4 days and he has 8 teeth so he can shew the membranes just fine. Plus the membranes are either vitamin C or D I can't remember which.
    CalebsMommy0220

    Answer by CalebsMommy0220 at 5:01 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • wait till they are at least a year and a half
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:00 AM on Feb. 17, 2011

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