Baby Mum Mums

Carrie - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Has anyone tried giving these to their babies? My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and does eat cereal and pureed vegetables and fruits.

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Jessica - posted on 03/30/2011

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I gave these to my son at about 6 months when he began chewing his baby food. They do dissolve fairly quick but larger pieces can break off like most people have said. My son spits out the larger pieces (not sure why) so I take them and break them into smaller pieces for him. He did gag a few times which scared the crap out of me because I thought he was choking but it turns out he was just getting use to the new texture (something he does frequently when I give him something new). I would hold off on them until you are confident in your daughter's chewing ability and ALWAYS supervise.

Christine - posted on 01/23/2011

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Hi, unfortunately, I am one of the people who experienced one of those 'horror stories.' I would not recommend Baby Mum Mums for babies under the age of like 8 months. I gave them to my first son at 4 and a half months and he seemed to enjoy them. The second time I gave him one, I was sitting next to him and a big piece snapped off into his mouth and he started gagging on it. Luckily I was able to grab it out with my finger before he full on choked on it. The Mum Mums are basically a flattened out rice cake and are supposed to dissolve in baby's mouth as they suck and gum on them, bit they can easily snap into pieces. I think they are better for children who have teeth or who know how to chew properly. Hope that helps!

Jennifer - posted on 03/28/2011

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Love them! waited til about 6 mos to give them to my son due to their size. Even though they dissolve fairly quick, he can still get a very large piece in his mouth and can easily choke in the few seconds it takes to dissolve. Oh..and it says no mess on the pkg..yeaaa TOTAL lie..lol! My son manages to get chunks of mum mum everywhere

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Yes she had her first one at 5 1/2 months and she loves them. They are great they dissolve in the mouth so no fear of choking unless she gets like mine and tries to stuff the whole thing in her mouth.

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Kristina - posted on 04/25/2011

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My just turned 8 month old eats those. so messy but I like the fact they disolve easily.

Michelle - posted on 03/25/2011

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yes!!! my son started them at 4 months I LOVE THEM! The vegetable ones are his favorite! they are easy for them to hang onto themselves and it feels good on his gums when he is crying due to teething. he reaches for them and stops crying. best of all you dont have to worry about choking bc they dissolve in their mouth when they get wet :) i def reccomend them!

STEPHANIE - posted on 03/24/2011

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My daughter loves them. They dissolve quickly so she isn't going to choke on them, so they disappear quickly.

Jessica - posted on 03/10/2011

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I did not have a problem with the mum mum's, but found it troublesome to give to him, since he would just drop it...but at 6 1/2 months, I started giving one to him at the table while we eat our meal (so that he has something to do), and he really enjoys them - no problems at all! It keeps him interested and occupied until I eat, and then can feed him solid food.

Kori - posted on 03/09/2011

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I gave them to my little one at about 6 months and he put it in his mouth a snapped off a big piece...I haven't given them to him since...I do however moisten up baby cookies and give them to him, which he seems to like!

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I tried giving them to my twins who are 6 months (only 4 corrected). They are also eating foods the same as your baby. I tried them, but found them to be too hard. I went with arrowroot cookies. Really messy, but easier for them to eat.

Tina - posted on 02/26/2011

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Has anyone taken a look at the book call "Baby Led Weaning"? It's interesting and talks about giving 6 month old babies finger foods right away. I've started giving mine soft pieces of mango, avocado, sweet potato, yams, pasta, rice and cheerios. She loves it! She has an older sister and loves to watch her chew, she's become quite good at it. I pureed everything with my first daughter, but I'm doing a lot less with the second since she can chew well. I still offer her pureed food as well as the finger food because she becomes frustrated since she cannot put the food in her mouth fast enough.

Heather - posted on 02/26/2011

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My daughter just turned 6 months old and I have been giving her mum mum for a few weeks now. She love them. I agree that they can break easy but I just sit with her while she eats them and help her with it. I would never leave her alone while eating it. They dissolve very easy so even if she gets a piece that is a bit big, it will dissolve in seconds. Maybe you should buy some and take a bit to see what you think, just a thought!

Stephanie - posted on 02/11/2011

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My daughter was a month old when i start giving her baby food by spoon and she ate it I gave her 1st stage now she is 6 months she's on 2nd stage Ive been giving her stage 2 since 4 months old and she loves the meats like vegetable beef chicken noodle etc she dont like the plain ones they have to be mixed ... I used beechnut ones because they have more brands and mixtures then gerber. And she loves em.

Tina - posted on 02/01/2011

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I wouldn't give the mum mums before 6 months unless they're becoming good at chewing.

Jennifer - posted on 02/01/2011

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Thanks for this discussion. I was just looking at these yesterday when I was at the store. I'm not taking a chance with these. It only takes one person to say that the pieces can break off and cause choking for me to not take a chance. My son's life is more important than some teething snacks.

Tina - posted on 02/01/2011

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Mine is 6 months now and I just started giving her cheerios and mum mums. She is just starting to chew and loves them!

Carrie - posted on 01/30/2011

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Thanks to everyone for their responses. I just wanted to let you know that I tried giving one to my daughter while watching her like a HAWK. She seemed to like it but started to choke at one point. To hell with that!! I guess mommy has a new snack for herself. :) Scary stuff.

Tricia - posted on 01/28/2011

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I just started to try them with my almost 6 month old who just started solids too. My cousin's 2 little ones both choked on them. I watch Sophie like a hawk while she's eating one and as soon as any little piece comes off, I take it, just in case. I actually tried one myself to see how well they dissolved and it didn't actually dissolve right away. I know babies have more drool.. but I was disappointed with how they didn't dissolve right away.

Chevelle - posted on 01/26/2011

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Yes, I bought the Baby Mum Mums yesterday. My son is 5 months and I gave it to him yesterday and he enjoyed them. It is just like a rice puff and it dissolve easily, can become quite messy.

Jessica - posted on 01/25/2011

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Yes, but she might have a hard time holding onto it! But they do dissolve right away, so are pretty safe.

Stephanie - posted on 01/19/2011

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My 5 month old been on cereal since a month old and I have another daughter she is now 4 she starting eating cereal at 7 days old ... And she loved it.. I had a old fashion doctor for her and the doctor told me to put her on cereal which I used gerber barley and mixed applesauce adndd formula and she loved it and Also because I had a big baby formula wasn't doing anything for her she was 9 lbs 9 oz baby.

Lisa - posted on 01/19/2011

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My gf said she started her daughter on those around 6 months. We haven't done those yet as we are still doing cereals.

Joanne - posted on 01/19/2011

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Are those the ones at Whole Foods? I haven't tried it yet on my baby girl but they remind me of the stuff my mom would give my brothers when they were babies. I'm not 100% certain but they maybe the same thing.

Sherry - posted on 01/19/2011

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My son (now 3) loved those and I gave them to him all the time... They seem to like it when they are teething

Carrie - posted on 01/19/2011

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At first, the rice cereal constipated her so we tried oatmeal instead. It gave her a wicked diaper rash so we stopped all solids and then eventually went back to rice cereal as well as other items, introduced slowly. She's done great. However, she can't use any Aveeno products either because she had a reaction to those due to the oatmeal content. I was just concerned about the Baby Mum Mums because they are designed, supposedly, for 4 months onward but I have read some HORROR stories about them and therefore won't give them to her. Have you ever tried these?

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yep, my baby was born on august 1, and we only started giving her food because after i breastfed her she was still acting hungry and wanting to eat. she has done great with the food. she's not allergic or anything. how about yours?

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