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11 month old and apples?

(14 Posts)
Jw35 Thu 26-Nov-15 14:25:53

Can you give Apple to an 11 month old or is it a choking hazard? Thanks

dementedpixie Thu 26-Nov-15 16:27:45

Do they have any teeth yet? I have grated apple before for ds

notenidskitchen Thu 26-Nov-15 17:03:30

I didn't as I was scared to death of him choking.

Either grate or make apple sauce.

notenidskitchen Thu 26-Nov-15 17:04:08

When they get a bit older they are great actually, as they take ages to eat!

Highlove Thu 26-Nov-15 21:33:44

I was reasonably gung-ho at BLW but raw carrot and raw apple were a no for me.

Jw35 Thu 26-Nov-15 22:24:35

She's got 8 teeth but I'm a bit worried! She tries to grab mine, I've let her a couple of times and she can get a few small bits out of it!

ffffffedup Fri 27-Nov-15 06:39:33

My 9mo only has his bottom 2 teeth I let him have some slices of apple without the skin he basically just sucked it and spat any bits out

scaredofthecity Fri 27-Nov-15 06:45:08

I've been giving my son chunks of with skin off since he was 6 months, he sucks and nibbles it. I never even thought of it as a choking hazard blush

ceeveebee Fri 27-Nov-15 06:49:00

I think a whole (peeled) Apple is much safer than small pieces or slices - then they can just scrape off some with their teeth and literally won't bite more than they can chew. My two were late teethers though so I don't think I started with apples until after 12 months

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Fri 27-Nov-15 06:59:22

I have a picture of my 6 month old DD gnawing on an apple... Never really thought of it as a hazard. She's 2 now anyway so it didn't do any harm thankfully. She still loves apples!

Zogthebiggestdragon Fri 27-Nov-15 20:57:48

Depends on the child. I gave my daughter sliced apple at 6 months and she loved it. We moved on to whole unpeeled apples pretty early. I used to share them with her but now she refuses and just eats the whole thing! But a friends daughter, same age, gagged on sliced Apple every time she tried it until recently (21 months).
I would just go for it and see what happens. It was especially good when teething I found.

TesticleOfObjectivity Sat 28-Nov-15 00:10:01

I was giving mine sliced fruit and veg at that age. And toast which is quite hard. She didn't have problems with it.

skankingpiglet Mon 30-Nov-15 08:38:26

Apple was one of the very few things I was wary of. We did blw and DD did brilliantly with most foods I chucked her way, however I stuck to cooked apple until 12mo then switched to whole apples. She hated the cooked stuff, but loves gnawing on a whole raw one. As a PP said, she just scrapes it off and even if she did take a bite I don't think it'd be big enough to cause her any bother. She's nearly 18mo now and I've still to give her apple slices. I'm sure she'd be fine but I saw another similarly-aged child choke on them at a playgroup and it's made me nervous!

PearSoup Mon 30-Nov-15 11:01:10

I give my 11 month old whole apples and have done for a while. Keeps him busy for ages.

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