ds is 10 months. no allergies so far. eats wheat and dairy. we have no history of food allergies on either side. should i wait until he's a year or could i give him some now? they are just so good right now...
i dont really buy into all that allergy crap....especially if you dont have that allergy and neither does your husband. my baby doesnt eat solids yet, but i plan on giving her pb and strawberrys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
My son is 7 months old and just starting to try solids. We gave him a strawberry to "inspect" a few days ago. He hated it, but he didn't have any adverse reaction besides a "yuck" face <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
Problem with strawberries is that they stuff in the grocery store is heavily sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.<br><br>
If I had a garden of my own or got organic strawberries from a reliable source, I would only be concerned with acidity (much like tomatoes). I don't buy strawberries at the grocery store and try not to eat them anywhere really.<br><br>
There is a list of foods with pesticide loads here:<br><a href="http://www.foodnews.org/" target="_blank">http://www.foodnews.org/</a><br><br>
Strawberries are #6.<br><br>
Per the kellymom list, strawberries are after 18 months:<br><a href="http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/first-foods.html#foodchart" target="_blank">http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids...html#foodchart</a>
We decided to go ahead with the strawberries since we don't seem to have any food allergy issues. My DD has been eating them since around 8 months, but not fresh ones--she loves the Just Tomatoes dried strawberries! They make organic ones, and they melt in her mouth. One sliver will keep her occupied for quite some time.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">i dont really buy into all that allergy crap....especially if you dont have that allergy and neither does your husband. my baby doesnt eat solids yet, but i plan on giving her pb and strawberrys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
My SIL also didn't buy into all that allergy crap and her husband gave her 7 month old a pb&J sandwich and had an anaphalactic attack and was then highly allergic to eggs, milk, peanuts, and wheat until he was 5 years old. It was very hard to feed him anything during that time. My SIL majorly regretted that PB&J sandwich, I tell ya...<br><br><br>
Personally, we waited until 2 years old to give any berries to our children. It was tough to wait since I myself have such a love of berries, but there are plenty of other delicious and nutritious fruits to share with your child. (cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, avocado, peaches, plums, etc.) And then it was nice to have some fantastic new and delicious items to give my children when they turned 2, what a treat!
I think strawberries are fine, it was actually my ds first food. ( he got a lovely spoonful of cream of wheat with fresh strawberries lovingly by hs brother) It turned out he loved them and has had them numerous times. As for alleriges, if they don't run in your family, you have minimal risk. I gave my son PB at 8 months with no effects, but I started with almond butter. He has had all the "allergy" risk food with no problems. I think if you nurse and haven't noticed any particular problems and there are no family history, then you will be okay. Obviously, there are no guarantees, but your risks are low.