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I am trying to figure out softer fruit and veggies for Autumn so finger feed and I have only given her banana and cooked carrot pieces. Can we do citrus like strawberry, mandarin orange pieces etc?? They would be just the right texture! Something in the back of my mind says no citrus until 1?
You can try a little bit of citrus. You just need to be careful because of the acidity. I would just try a little and see if you notice any red rashes around her face. If not, then just give them to her in moderation. As far as strawberries, I know they are on the allergy list but if you don't have any food allergies in your family, you could probably try those too.
Max likes strawberries and eats them straight or mixed into purees. He's had a sip of orange juice, but I've heard scary stories of citrus and diaper rash, and we have enough diaper issues as it is, so I'm holding off on citrus till college.
Under 12 months they are prone to get rashes from citrus. Here's some information and links to other information To each their own. I know Paige has had a strawberry because Evie gave her one. And it's very hard to say because a lot of "gerber 2nd foods" contain many ingredients that naturally many say to wait on.
I just read that, Jenna, and now I feel a little bad...Max's favorite food is tomato! I know that it is acidic, and I'm always careful not to give him too much and to give it to him with other foods and to watch for rashes when he eats it, but I never really grouped it in with citrus, which I'm waiting on. But I'm not going to stop giving him tomato, either, as he LOVES it and has no issues. Pineapple, too.
Thank you for the link! Well, I tried strawberries, fresh cut up in tiny pieces; just one strawberry she loved them! I will keep an eye out for any rashes etc
I would think little tiny pieces of grapes should be fine too!
Eli has had grapes, chicken, and pasta..... IMO I think they can try anything you eat at this age, within reason. I say go for it Courtney! Chicken is actually easy for Eli to eat, I just tear it up and put some in his mouth and it breaks apart very easily when he gums it!
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