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Would you give these to a 6 month old?

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coffeeforone Sat 30-Mar-19 12:29:58

Trying to settle an argument with MIL, who thinks they are hugely inappropriate for early weaning. I don't see the problem with them.

OpportunityKnocks Sat 30-Mar-19 12:31:33

Everyone uses these I thought...

arethereanyleftatall Sat 30-Mar-19 12:34:09

I don't see the point in any of these processed/packaged things. Just give them an actual strawberry (or whatever).

steff13 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:35:13

They say 6+ months and perfect for weaning. Seems fine to me.

Merename Sat 30-Mar-19 12:35:18

I personally wouldn’t as they have sugar in. I’d give a sugar free ready made snack like that though. I think it’s appropriate in terms of what a 6mo old can eat physically, if that’s what you’re asking.

FairfaxAikman Sat 30-Mar-19 12:36:12

I use them all the time when we are out and about and need a relatively clean snack (DS prefers the blueberry ones though). Almost anything goes with baby led weaning.

GoBrookeYourself Sat 30-Mar-19 12:36:23

Yep, used them for my son and he enjoyed them. They were handy to have in my bag (except when they broke into a million little pieces if you so much as looked at them wrong) if we were out and about too.

NannyR Sat 30-Mar-19 12:37:28

I can't see that there's anything wrong with them, but I've never given foods like that before one-ish. I would just give them a bit of a banana.

QuilliamCakespeare Sat 30-Mar-19 12:38:30

Why do you think they're inappropriate? I'd stick to more natural foods early (rather than processed) but in terms of giving them something 'proper' (ie not mush) to nibble on, they're spot on. Baby led weaning was considered to be the preferred approach two even years ago when I weaned my youngest.

aidelmaidel Sat 30-Mar-19 12:39:12

We stopped buying them because they're expensive and they were mostly ending up in the dog. But we were offering them from about 6mo.

TeddyIsaHe Sat 30-Mar-19 12:39:30

I didn’t give dd anything with added sugar in (still try not to) so I wouldn’t. Banana is just as easily gunned down by 6 month olds and not processed.

TeddyIsaHe Sat 30-Mar-19 12:40:01

Gummed! Blimey autocorrect

kaytee87 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:40:36

Fresh fruit or veg would be better surely? I wouldn't say hugely inappropriate but they're more a snacky thing I'd say.

Thesearmsofmine Sat 30-Mar-19 12:41:15

Yes my youngest had them sometimes, they were good for an easy mess free snack when we were out,

saoirse31 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:42:11

More sugar than banana...

HarrietM87 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:43:58

Processed crap imo. Why not give an actual banana?

CloserIAm2Fine Sat 30-Mar-19 12:45:40

There’s nothing inappropriate about them, it’s just personal choice. Some people don’t like giving babies processed food, other people like the convenience when they’re out and about. They’re designed for babies, it’s fine to use them and also fine if you choose not to. It’s nothing to do with MIL either way though!

Thesearmsofmine Sat 30-Mar-19 12:46:37

People do realise that you can give both things like this and fresh fruit and veg? I made all my children’s meals from scratch when weaning so the odd processed snack is no big deal to me.

WinterHeatWave Sat 30-Mar-19 12:49:17

Personally, no I didnt give things like that when weaning. But lots of people would, and do. I'd say they are appropriate.

KathyS901 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:51:24

The only time I have ever bought anything like this was when I was taking a long flight (20 hours) and wasn't sure what would be available for babies on the flight - didn't know if fresh fruit would be allowed/get based up and disgusting etc. There's no need for products like this. They're just processed and unhealthy and won't do the baby much good. Just give some soft fruit or very soft boiled carrot sticks or something?

user1480880826 Sat 30-Mar-19 12:53:09

Maybe for convenience when out and about but there are healthier things. Plain fruit is just as easy and probably cheaper.

CountFosco Sat 30-Mar-19 12:54:42

Rice cakes or corn thins aimed at adults are half the price and have no added sugar so that's what we bought when our 3 were weaning. But as a general principle yes, flavoured rice cakes are fine as a snack when weaning.

Sindragosan Sat 30-Mar-19 12:54:59

I think they're fine occasionally - wouldn't give them for every meal, but nice as a 'different ' taste or texture. The whole idea of weaning is to offer a variety of options, and I don't think one of these every so often is a big deal.

Passmethecrisps Sat 30-Mar-19 12:55:06

You used them for good reason but think there is no reason for using them?

They are just wee wafers. I don’t like these ones specifically as they have added sugar and turn into glue.

There are many hills worth dying on - weaning wafers is an unusual one

Narya Sat 30-Mar-19 12:55:39

DC has had plenty of things similar to this, but I don't buy ones that have added sugar. The sugar is the only thing that makes these inappropriate imo

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