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When can you start putting chillies in baby's food?

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rouge Sun 09-Jan-05 10:14:19

DD is nearly 1 and loves spicy food. I've avoided chillies so far though! When can I start adding a little? DH and I are missing them!

stitch Sun 09-Jan-05 10:25:23

fom about 8 ish months i gave my kids bits of our food. whilst i wouldnt add it to their food, i never stopped them eating our food just cos it had chilli in it. by one i had stopped making food specially for them. and they had to make do with our food. BUT since i have threee kids, and the eldest wont eat curries, i tend to just make them 'kids food' i know is not the ideal situation, but my kids would rather starve than eat healthy food. and id rather they ate pasta with sauce and chicken nuggets and chips etc than starve.
but thats a different thread.
give your toddler your food. there is no need to deprive yoursselves of chilli for the kids sake.
mil would always wash the chicken before giving it to them, but then she puts in about ten tablespoons of the stuff per chicken. and green chilis contain lots fo vitamin c.

salt is the thing you have to be the most careful off.

stitch Sun 09-Jan-05 10:25:59

my nine month old dd loved seekh kebabs!

Pifflobotomy Sun 09-Jan-05 11:23:36

my dd always had a little nibble of our food and adores spicy food, we mix a bit of creme fraiche or natural yog in to suit her palate, her fave at age 2 is now thai yellow curry!!!

KateandtheGirls Sun 09-Jan-05 12:03:21

Rouge, what hav eyou been using so far to make food spicy, if it isn't chillis?

rouge Mon 10-Jan-05 11:27:23

All other spices Kate! Cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, ....

KateandtheGirls Tue 11-Jan-05 00:22:47

Oh, I thought you meant hot when you said spicy.

I would try her with something slightly hot and see how she reacts. She might love it!

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