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Can 8 month olds eat tuna sandwiches?

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Twiglett Tue 18-Jan-05 21:47:20

OK this is a little locking the stable door after the horse etc but is it ok to feed an 8 month old tuna sandwiches? or is there a problem with tuna and babies

Fran1 Tue 18-Jan-05 21:48:38

I hope not because i always gave tuna to dd. I take it you mean tinned? if so i used to buy the tuna in spring water, cos i think this is healthier.

motherinferior Tue 18-Jan-05 21:49:03

I would have thought it's better not to feed her nothing but tuna, as she'll overload on toxic mercury, but given the eating habits of the average second babe (DD2 was snarfing down lemon cake made with ground almonds at that age) I'd say it's pretty OK, really.

But what do I know. DD2 is never happier than when she's snacking out of the compost bin. Or, of course, eating crisps.

motherinferior Tue 18-Jan-05 21:49:39

Oh yes, brine not a good idea.

Twiglett Tue 18-Jan-05 21:50:22

..snarfing ... excellent .. that'll be my new word for the day then

motherinferior Tue 18-Jan-05 21:51:03

DD2 is a definite snarfer.

Twiglett Tue 18-Jan-05 21:51:09

it was the tuna in sunflower oil .. there was some of DS's left over (little bit of pastuerised mayonnaise) .. she looked shocked .. then grinned .. then stank of fish for the rest of the day

Yorkiegirl Tue 18-Jan-05 21:52:39

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JulieF Tue 18-Jan-05 21:52:53

Its a bit salty (and the tuna in spring water and veg oil often has not much less salt than the one in brine) but a little ever now and then is fine.

Ds (11 months) loves a tuna sandwich

janeybops Tue 18-Jan-05 21:53:46

I used to give mine tuna sandwiches and other tuna foodstuffs so I hope so!

motherinferior Tue 18-Jan-05 21:54:23

If you can get her onto tinned pink salmon, you can feel all smug about her eating oily fish too.

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