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#1 of 9 Old 07-23-2003, 08:20 PM - Thread Starter
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Are blueberries one of those high allergy foods that I have to wait until one year to give? I picked a ton today and I want to try them with my 8 month old. Has anyone given them to a baby under a year?
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#2 of 9 Old 07-23-2003, 08:28 PM
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I think all berries fall under the 12 month rule.


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Well, if they are then we goofed. We figured since they're not very acidic and don't have so many seeds that they were okay. DS has had them this past week many times - we also picked a ton (well, about 10 lbs.). So far no bad reaction, just funny colored poop, which happens every time we try something heavily naturally colored. I won't give them whole - definitely a choking hazard - but first I just gave the pulpy parts on my finger, then moved to giving him bits with the skin attached. He is almost nine months (one more week) and handles little bits of solids just fine. He has two teeth and also "chews" with his gums.
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Hmm, I thought it was only strawberries that were allergenic and to be avoided for the first year.....I have given 11 month old ds blueberries for a couple of months with no adverse results. (Strawberries, too - but only organic! ). I just squish them before I give them to him one at a time and he does just fine.

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my 10 month old is eating frozen blueberries RIGHT NOW
and they've been a favorite for a while now.
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according to the super baby food book (it was my bible for lyllys 1st year lol)
9-12 months for mashed blueberries or strawberries. 3 years for whole blueberries because of choking hazard
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My 10 mos old LOVES blueberries. I cut fresh ones in four and she devours them. Before she was eating finger foods, I gave her a few without the skin mashed between my finger (approx 7 mos).
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i give my babe whole frozen blueberries and halved frozen strawberries... glad to hear that they are not allergenic!!!
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I think they are fine as long as you cut them up so they aren't a choking hazard. Be warned though--my friend's son loved them and ate them all the time. It wasn't long until his butt was stained purple and it looked like a huge bruise!! She wouldn't change him in public for like a week afterwards

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