Bad Foods for Baby
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May 18th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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Some foods are not good for babies and should not be Introduced until the child is older. These foods include:
Honey and Corn Syrup. Both of these foods should be avoided until your baby is at least 12 months old. They contain bacterial spores that can cause a form of botulism.
Choking hazards: The following list . of foods is dangerous due to your baby's lack of teeth and lack of mouth/tongue coordination; offering these too early can result in choking. It is recommended to hold off introducing these foods until your child is 2-3 years old.
Nuts (other than finely ground)
Raw hard fruits and vegetables
Chunks of meat
Pieces of bacon
Potato or corn chips
Foods high in nitrates: Foods that are high in nitrates can cause anemia and should not be included in your child's diet until the age of 8 months. High nitrates foods can be either vegetables or meats. Here is a list: Vegetables: beets, carrots, green beans, spinach, and collard greens; Meats: hot dogs, cured ham, bacon, bologna, and salami.
Sugar, salt and caffeine: As general rule foods containing high amounts of salt, sugar, or caffeine usually do not contain many vitamins and minerals. Stay away from them.
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