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When is it ok to give them......

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SixTimesDown Mon 25-Aug-08 13:40:51

Egg/egg white

Wheat

Citrus

I have been given conflicting advice.

What did you do?

LittleMissBliss Mon 25-Aug-08 13:49:01

as long as you start a six months you can give them all of the above. Citrus i would give diluted 10 pqrts water to one part juice.

Only biggies to avoid are salt, peanuts and honey and high sugar foods

LittleMissBliss Mon 25-Aug-08 13:50:07

sorry for typos ds is sleeping on me.

MatNanPlus Mon 25-Aug-08 13:52:32

Ditto LMB tho i stick with water or milk as a day to day drink, juice for away from home situations when others drinking it.

SixTimesDown Mon 25-Aug-08 15:22:09

Thanks.

This is my 2nd dc. I was under the impression that-

No egg white for a year.

No wheat and citrus for 8 months.

I have 2 books that say the above and 1 that agrees with LMB.

SixTimesDown Mon 25-Aug-08 21:01:38

Anyone else care to comment?

Pheebe Mon 25-Aug-08 21:24:18

Agree with LMB, pretty much anything goes from 6 months barring honey and peanuts or too much refined sugar or salt. Thats assuming there's no history of atopy or allergies in the family in which case avoid egg til after they're 1 and may be see GP/HV about the latest dietary advice.

combustiblelemon Mon 25-Aug-08 22:29:53

I think someone's posted before about it being considered bad to give a child a whole egg before 1 year. I can't remember if it was in France, Italy or Spain. I know that if people have a family history of allergies they tend to introduce things later. I've not heard of citrus being an 8 month thing, but kiwi is a common allergen.

SixTimesDown Tue 26-Aug-08 09:00:04

Thanks both, I will ask the HV when I see her, I just don't get on with her very well, she's already on my case because I insisted that I wanted to ebf for 6 months hmm, she thought I should wean at 4 months. So not sure I trust her advice tbh. Which was why I was trying to find out what others think.

Seona1973 Tue 26-Aug-08 13:18:42

The babycentre website basically says that most thing are ok after 6 months unless there is a family history of allergic diseases:

when is it safe to feed my baby....?

Even the food standards agency says eggs are ok after 6 months as long as they are well cooked.

Weaning

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