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What should a 10 month old NOT eat?

My DS is 10 1/2 months- is there anything he should not eat? I know no peanut butter or honey. I was much more strict with DS #1 with solids and his babysitter had a son the same age so we went through those stages together. I really don't remember what he ate when, though. DS #2 loves solid food- and now wants whatever we are having for dinner- no separate baby food. That's ok with me, but are there foods I should not give him yet? Thanks, mamas!!

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Re: What should a 10 month old NOT eat?

Baby Centre - Unsafe Foods

Foods to avoid: 4 to 12 months

Citrus: Introducing citrus fruits and juices before age 1 may provoke an allergic reaction, especially if allergies run in your family.

Egg whites: Your baby can eat egg yolks now, but wait a year on the protein-rich whites because he may be allergic to them. In fact, if you think your baby is at high risk for allergies, you may want to delay giving him egg whites until he's 2.

Honey: Honey can harbor spores of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism. An adult's intestinal tract is able to prevent the growth of these spores, but in a baby the spores can grow and produce life-threatening toxins.

Peanut butter: Peanuts are highly allergenic. Rather than risk a violent allergic reaction, wait until your child is at least a year old before introducing peanut butter. (If you or your mate has peanut allergies, wait until your child is at least 3.) Another reason to hold off on peanut butter is its sticky consistency, which can make it tough for a young child to swallow safely.

Wheat or wheat products: Most babies can handle wheat — found in many cereals and breads — when they're about 6 to 8 months old. Wheat is the most common grain allergen, though, so if you're concerned about allergies, it might be a good idea to wait until your baby is 1.

Shellfish: Because it can be highly allergenic, experts recommend excluding shellfish from your baby's diet until his first birthday. (If you suspect he's susceptible to allergies, wait until he's between 3 and 4 years old.)

Tree nuts (like pecans and walnuts): If you think your baby is at risk for allergies, you might want to wait until he's 3 or 4 before giving him nuts. Otherwise he can probably handle them when he's 1, as long as they're pureed in food or in nut butters. (Whole nuts and pieces of nuts pose a choking hazard.)

Other potential allergens: If you're concerned that your baby may be prone to allergies because of your own allergies or your mate's, you might choose to delay the introduction of other commonly allergenic foods — like corn, soy, chocolate, or anything else you're allergic to — until your baby's at least 1. Depending on the severity of your allergy and other factors, you may want to wait even longer. For help making this decision, talk to your child's doctor.

If you're breastfeeding, avoiding all nuts and possibly eggs and milk in your own diet may help in delaying or preventing allergies in your baby.

Cow's milk: Stick with breast milk or formula until your child's first birthday. Why? Your baby can't digest the protein in cow's milk for the first year, it doesn't have all the nutrients he needs, and it contains minerals in amounts that can damage his kidneys.

Large chunks: Pea-size pieces of food are safest — they won't get stuck in your child's throat. Vegetables like carrots, celery, and green beans should be diced, shredded, or cooked and cut up. Fruits like grapes, cherry tomatoes, and melon balls should be cut into quarters before serving, and meats and cheeses should be cut into very small pieces or shredded.

Small, hard foods: Nuts, popcorn, cough drops, hard candies, raisins, and other small dried fruit and seeds are potential choking hazards. Also avoid chewing gum and soft foods like marshmallows and jelly candies that might get lodged in your child's throat.
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Re: What should a 10 month old NOT eat?

Also, once he's 12 months old, then the only foods to avoid are low-fat milk, and choking hazards.
If you are worried about allergies (maybe they run in your family), you can avoid egg whites until age 2, and wait until age 3 for holding off on shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts (including peanut butter).
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Mama, you are AWESOME! Thanks!
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Re: What should a 10 month old NOT eat?

No prob, my DD is 6 1/2 months old, and starting to grab food from us, and eating more of the baby foods, so it was good for me to look it up

Question for you. When did your son start eating table foods or harder foods? I heard sooner rather than later for introducing thicker/chunkier foods. My DD is just starting on the Heinz stage 2 strained foods, but can gnaw on foods now too (she likes pickles LOL) and I don't know when to give her things that she can practice chewing with
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