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help. stupid question. going to give baby cucumber do I peel it or scoop seeds out??

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Murphyslaw21 Tue 01-Mar-16 12:49:01

She is nearly 10 months.

Just googled it and they say peel, boil and deseed.

Other sites said just peel.

I was thinking of chopping into matchsticks and giving it to her

Bertieboo1 Tue 01-Mar-16 12:49:37

I would just peel.

PotteringAlong Tue 01-Mar-16 12:50:24

Neither! Just cut it and give it to her.

Murphyslaw21 Tue 01-Mar-16 12:52:01

Ok so no need to boil?

FellOutOfBedTwice Tue 01-Mar-16 12:52:28

Who's peeling and boiling cucumbers?!! Just chop it up and give it to her.

FellOutOfBedTwice Tue 01-Mar-16 12:53:24

Also- boiled cucumber would be horrible. Imagine the texture!!! Don't do this, I beg on behalf of tastebuds everywhere grin

SatsGrrrr Tue 01-Mar-16 12:54:07

If you peel, boil and de-seed - there will be nothing left grin

It is very soft - I would just peel.

Tuiles Tue 01-Mar-16 12:55:03

Cut into 2" long fingers so that there is peel on the outside to help grip and access to the soft middle for sucking. Leave the seeds in!

FATEdestiny Tue 01-Mar-16 12:55:29

How bizarre

I just give my child food. AS in food as I would eat it. I don't peel or deseed cucumber, so why would the baby?

My Dad used to peel is cucumber because he said the peel gave him indigestion. So maybe some people like to peel cucumbers? I wouldn't though, unless there was a specific need to.

daisydalrymple Tue 01-Mar-16 12:56:00

Sticks or half circles, great cold from fridge for teething gums too.

Murphyslaw21 Tue 01-Mar-16 12:56:16

Thanks guys. I was thinking just wash and chop but I thought just google it. And seriously said boil it. I did think it seemed bonkers.
Thank you

blamethecat Tue 01-Mar-16 12:57:05

In sticks, my DS loved the seeds and at 2.8 still pretty much just eats the seeds !

WilLiAmHerschel Tue 01-Mar-16 12:57:39

I used to just chop it for my dd. Usually in barons rather than slices as it was easier for her to pick up. She never actually ate it but that's by the by.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Tue 01-Mar-16 12:58:03

Sticks have been given here from six months, no peeling, no adulteration of any kind.

adreamworld Tue 01-Mar-16 13:04:19

Cucumber peel makes you burp so I would peel it!

Artandco Tue 01-Mar-16 13:06:01

Peel doesn't make you burp! Never heard of that. We all eat loss of it. Just wash, chop and eat

PotteringAlong Tue 01-Mar-16 13:07:12

It works very well for teething if it's frozen.

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