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any reason why raisins are 12 months+?

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MamaChris Fri 03-Oct-08 19:40:22

Was browsing shelves in supermarket today, and spotted Organix raisins and sultanas. Remembered ds (8mo) hadn't yet tried these. But the packet said not suitable for under 12 months. I know about honey and nuts, but I didn't realise raisins were foods we needed to wait on. Does anyone know why?

NorthernLurker Fri 03-Oct-08 19:44:48

I think it's a size thing rather than a content thing iyswim.

Or else the manufacturers know how much mess they make everywhere and is trying to preserve you grin

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 03-Oct-08 19:46:11

Trying to save the raisin to grape trick until the child is one


Acksherly, I don't know, unless a choke hazard.

StealthPolarBear Fri 03-Oct-08 19:46:54

I think they're fine

Janus Fri 03-Oct-08 19:47:11

Very spookily my 5 year old dd just choked on hers tonight, I had to whack her back very hard to dislodge the raisin and scared the pants off me.
It must be a choking hazard thing, please wait.

harpomarx Fri 03-Oct-08 19:47:53

because they are vile. And a one year old child has a mind of its own and will be able to decide for itself whether to eat them smile

Waswondering Fri 03-Oct-08 19:51:51

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jollyoldstnickschick Fri 03-Oct-08 19:52:15

they swell in the tummy and when the baby poops they are rehydrated....tmi but v screy first time round lol blush

littlelapin Fri 03-Oct-08 19:55:48

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KerryMum Fri 03-Oct-08 19:58:05

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MamaChris Fri 03-Oct-08 20:02:00

hadn't heard of the raisin to grape trick grin hmm - think we can wait on that, and definitely so if it's a choking hazard (had heard that about grapes, just not raisins).

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