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Can 10 month old have quorn?

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deaconblue Wed 21-Feb-07 10:53:43

We're having quorn sausages for our dinner and was wondering if I could save him a chunk to try tomorrow?

Carmenere Wed 21-Feb-07 10:57:09

Well I fed dd quorn at that age but it is not reccomended by the manufacturers below the age of 2 because there is egg white in it.

pelvicflawed Wed 21-Feb-07 11:26:32

I've been wondering this as we're all veggies and eat quorn every so often. DS is 9 mths and has had egg (inc white) with no probs - is the egg white thing the only thing against quorn??. Just add we wouldn't be giving it to him that often (prefer him to eat relatively unprocessed stuff)

detoxdiva Wed 21-Feb-07 11:30:41

My dd has had bolognese made with quorn.

QueenEagle Wed 21-Feb-07 11:30:57

I was told to wait until ds was 2 but at around a year I did give it now and again and when he seemed to be ok with it, I gradually increased it til he was having it regularly by 18 months.

I think it might be something to do with taking longer to digest and possibly giving them stomach ache? Not sure, but my 2 ds's were ok on it.

DetentionGrrrl Wed 21-Feb-07 13:07:17

it's low salt and fat, so don't see why not. DS (8mths) has tried the sausages. There's nothing on the boxes about age suitability.

deaconblue Wed 21-Feb-07 15:11:19

oh good, I much prefer them to meat sausages and the low salt side makes them even better. We'll see what he thinks tomorrow

hairymclary Wed 21-Feb-07 15:13:53

I think quorn recommend not to because it's very high in fibre and pretty low in calories.

hairymclary Wed 21-Feb-07 15:14:12

Q: Is Quorn ok for my baby?
A: Quorn products are perfectly safe for children and babies but because of the high energy requirements demanded by the rapidly growing child, we do not recommend that Quorn products replace meat totally in the diet of young children and babies (less than 3 yrs old) because of their low energy densities(number of calories per gram) and satiating (satisfaction of appetite) effects. However as part of a well balanced diet Quorn products are perfectly safe to introduce to young children in small amounts.

that's from their website

sfxmum Wed 21-Feb-07 15:18:11

i use vege mince often enough as well as tivall sausages for dd when over 1 she always ate what we ate but i would generally take care to add grated cheese or some such for calories, etc.

deaconblue Wed 21-Feb-07 16:29:57

thank you hairy, I should have checked website myself. Just thought I'd give him a bite as a bit of finger food so should be ok

pelvicflawed Wed 21-Feb-07 16:56:26

This is good news - DS can have some of our tea when we have quorn (one less 'baby' meal to make!)

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