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Old 11-02-2006, 09:45 AM   #1
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Last night while I was visiting with my cousin and sister, DD helped herself to an apple that was in her diaper bag. We all thought it was cute at first (she kept licking it) and I was going to cut it up for her. But before I had a chance to, she started taking bites out of it....and really went to town on that apple! She chowed down MOST of this LARGE Macoun on her own!

We try not to worry too much about "choking hazards" and just watch her closely when she eats. So she has eaten apple with the skin before. She got through this without any trouble as well.

But is it a huge no-no at her age? (ETA: DD is 16.5 months old...)

She seemed to really enjoy eating off of the whole apple and I would let her do it again. Just wondering what others' opinions are on this scenario....

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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Absolutely not! If she can do it, let her! That's really awesome.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:51 AM   #3
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I say it's okay!! If she eats it w/out choking or gagging at all, no biggy. My 10 month old uses her 2 teeth to "shave" pieces off of a whole apple if she gets her paws on one. Once she gets more teeth and can bite chunks off I will keep them away from her though until she can chew them good.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:53 AM   #4
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I guess it is more of a case by case basis Noah is 15 months and right now I have to watch him VERY close when eating so to aviod it all together I just peel the apple for him!
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I agree with Hailey. My youngest is 23 months and I really have to watch him closely with some things. But when my older ones were little they did just fine.
If she chowed down on it with no problems I'd say let her go to town!
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That's the only way my DS#2 will eat apples, lol. I've let him eat them whole since he was probably about that age, too, just making sure I was watching him closely. That's great that your DD likes apples so much! If I could figure out a way to sneak veggies into an apple, I'd be all set with my picky little DS#2!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:03 AM   #7
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That's the only way my son will eat fruit-- whole. Whole bananas (no pieces), pears, apples.... He's been doing it since he was able to-- around your daughter's age. As long as you're watching her and you think it's okay, why not.
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If you're watching her and she's not choking why not. DD has a tendoncy to swallow things whole so she chokes a lot while eating still so I wouldn't give one to dd but if she chewed her food better I would in a heatbeat.
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DS just turned 18months and he does this, and my friends twins that just turned 16months does this (they were fighting over an apple the other night and thats how they were eating it-needless to say their mom and I were both surprised.lol but we ended up having to get 2 more apples
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My DS (just turning 17 mos) has been eating his apples whole as well, for about a month. He likes to "hoard" the skin in his cheeks like a chipmunk and spit it out at a time of his choosing, lol!
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