My son is 6 months old and has been introduced to fruits so far. Is it ok to give him Mum-mums?

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Melanie - posted on 01/12/2010

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i just saw mum mums in the supermarket for the first time. i was just giving him rusks but these can be a little snack. they are a bit sticky once half sucked or dissolved but i wouldnt think anyone would be giving there baby food and walking away

Samantha - posted on 01/12/2010

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Okay my daughter just turned 6 months (yay) she eats stage 2 foods: fruits veggies, yogurt, proteins, grains, all the stage 2 stuff. She also eats those little puff things (they are supposed to help their fine motor skills, just dump a few on her high-chair tray and let her try and pick them up herself) She chows down on organic Biter Biscuits and I am pretty sure that you can start the mum mums at 6 months. Saw a comment about introducing veggies before fruit, that's not true at least if you are breast feeding. They think that because if you give them the fruit first they will only want the sweet fruit and not the veggies. Breast milk is the sweetest nourishment a child can have, kinda like sugar water. So they won't just want the sweeter thing more just because that's what they had first because they always get the sweeter thing first. It's just just whether the baby like veggies or not. just be persistent. My daughter loves fruit juice and it is totally safe for them, but you should mix 1/4 cup of juice with 3/4 cups of water so that the children get some flouride for tooth development. One thing about juice is you should never let them go to bed with a bottle or sippy cup of juice, because it can pool in the sides of their mouth and cause tooth decay. Hope this helps!

Brandy - posted on 01/11/2010

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My 6 month old LOVES them and does great eating them! I have even given her the yogurt melts! She does great with them, and the ped, Said go for it!

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I just started my daughter (5.5 months) on them they come in original organic "baby" ones and disolve almost instantly (I tasted them) You can start them as soon as your baby starts solids. These ones have no flavouring.

Storm - posted on 01/11/2010

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hi i saw mum mums in the shop the other day for the first time.. they re like rusk sticks yeah? i have been giving my son rusks sticks since he was 4.5 mths old he is great with them but just never eave them unattended whilst they eat them or they can shove them right down their throats til they gag....
good luck...

Chantelle - posted on 01/11/2010

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my daughter is 6months now and i've been giving her mum mums she loves them :D

Melissa - posted on 01/10/2010

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ohhhhhhhh are they just like a rusk? my son has been having rusks for a little over two weeks now he loves them! and really helps with tething so go for it!

Nicole - posted on 01/10/2010

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My 5 month old girl loves them. She gets excited when she hears me unwrapping one. So far she has not had a bad reaction to the mum mums but she did get consitpated from baby foods, however it was my own fault because I gave her a stage 2 instead of stage 1. We had a rough couple of stools. But the mum mums and oatmeal are very good. No problems so far. She cant get enough of them.

Caysha - posted on 01/10/2010

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My baby is 5 n a half months n they break off i introduced them and he choked on some of it i would wait for that juss my advice

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yes my son just started on mum-mums.. once he figured out he was independant when eating them, he bit off big pieces, and didn't chew or anything, but just kept shoving it in his mouth.. so just watch them carefully when they eat them.

Tonia - posted on 01/09/2010

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yes!!! My son is 6 mths old and has been eating those for at least a month now. He's my forth child and ive given them to all my children. In fact, my 2 year old still likes them. They arent as messy as the bitter biscuits, so thats a bonus!!

Olivia - posted on 01/09/2010

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My son is 5 months old & I just started giving them to him. They are great, he loves them & they dissolve quickly. But he has been eating cereal & stage 1 foods for about a month now.

Jessica - posted on 01/09/2010

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I have watched a young child choke on these. He was nine months. I would not start with these cookies. I tried farley biscuits. They have some sugar, yes. But they also have some nutrients. And they disolve better. Good Luck!

Leanne - posted on 01/08/2010

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mum mums are great! my middle child (now 20 mos) had them all the time when he was about 8 mos...they are pretty bland but he never seemed to mind :)

Brandy - posted on 01/08/2010

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I never heard of mum-mums but, my daughter just turned 6months and she eats veggies, oatmeal and fruit for desssert. She practices with a sip cup and I just started her on the mesh that u stick the fruit in. She loves it. After reading everybodies reaction to the mum-mums I will wait to when she has teeth.

Marissa - posted on 01/08/2010

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Mum mums are awesome! My son is 6 months old and we've been giving them to him for a couple weeks now. We started him around 5 months with rice cereal which he loved. Then barley cereal. I've just started introducing him to veggies and fruits (veggies first). He does really well with the mum mums and he absolutely loves them. As soon as you say cookie to him he goes nuts! I just tried giving him the banana flavoured one today and he loved it! They are awesome because they dissolve so quickly you don't have to worry about them breaking off a piece and choking on it!

Jenny - posted on 01/08/2010

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I have never heard of them but i give my son gerber puffs and he eats both fruits and veggies.

Tara-Marie - posted on 01/08/2010

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i havent heard ov that i went to have my daughetr weighed yesterday she is 6 months an they told me that she can eat anything i eat as long as its smooth an thick not lumpy she can have a corner ov toast with butter cows milk in cooking weetabix an ready break my daughter had mash and meatballs blended today an she loved it she is also on 3 meals a day now which is wot they told me today

Angela - posted on 01/08/2010

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My son is 6 months and also loves them! Another suggestion is the rice cereal cookie made by Farley's I buy the original and they come in a pink box that looks like it is from the 60's lol. I found them at Superstore. I break off half and it keeps him busy for a while. Another plus with these cookies is you can add breastmilk, formula or water to make the cookie into rice cereal it dissolves in seconds! Great for travelling!

Michelle - posted on 01/08/2010

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I've heard of them and I use them for my daughter who is just over 5 months old. If you've started on some sort of solids already then I'd say they are ok to give. Obviously with supervision. They dissolve in their mouths into a cereal like consistancy so if they have had some sort of solids to get them used to textures then they should be fine. My little one likes to bite down hard with her gums (teething) and sometimes will break off chunks that haven't dissolved yet, so I have to obviously supervise her when she eats them. They should be supervied while eating anything anyways though.

She loves the Banana ones!

Jessica - posted on 01/08/2010

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Quoting Stephanie:

Hi yeah I've heard of them. My friends give them to their little guy all the time and its fine. As for introducing new foods I was always taught to introduce veggies before fruits and not to give fruit juice at all...but everyone does it a little different.


totally agree with the juice and veges before fruit!!



 

Katlynn - posted on 01/07/2010

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my daughter is 6 months on the 17th and has been eating the mum mums since before she even had any of her fruits or veggies the doctor and health nurse boths aid it was fine in modration and it really helps her with her teething gums, i suggest giving it a try

Lisa - posted on 01/07/2010

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We have done the mum-mums a couple of times, like a teething biscut but less messy. They did end up stuck to my munchkins clothes but she is a messy eater when she wants to be anyways. She has 2 teeth in the bottom front but we gave them to her before she did and she did fine. She still prefers anything from a spoon though. Now my sitter gave her cheerios the other day...wasn't thrilled about that!

Jacqueline - posted on 01/07/2010

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They helped my daughter to start eatting solids, she wasnt one for rice ceral or puree foods, I tried her with MUM-MUMs and Now she will eat just about anything that you allow her to have including rice ceral and purees

Amber - posted on 01/07/2010

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never heard of them... My son eats baby ceral in the morning and then he gets baby food 3-4 times a day.. depending on how much and when he wants to eat.. i also got the mesh bags so i cut up fruit and put htem in there for him.. i haven't had any problems yet

Heather - posted on 01/07/2010

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I've seen them on the shelves as well, but haven't picked them up because they are full of refined sugar. I'd stick to pureed veggies and fruits for now :)

Alexandria - posted on 01/07/2010

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we love them
my son can eat them when we go about doing errands and when im doing stuff around the house they are the best thing for a baby who is eating solids and also teething

Casey - posted on 01/06/2010

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Had never heard of mum-mums. Are they like a teething biscuit? It sounds like everyone's doctor has a different view, and my advice (as I'm sure everyone else's as well) is to follow what your doc says above anyone else. My son is 5 1/2 months and we started him on veggies last week. Our doc said to go through all the veggies, then begin friuts, and I think his logic behind that was most kids love fruit and are more prone to dislike veggies, so if you introduce them first they're less likely to reject them. As far as veggies go I've found that people also tend to disagree on which veggies you should introduce first. My doc gave no instructions on what to do first. Personally I began with the orange veggies... carrots, squash and sweet potatoes. He loves them all so far. Also, he was an early teether. Had two teeth before he was 4 months old! Best wishes to you all!

Jenny - posted on 01/06/2010

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My son is 6 months...and no sign of teeth...that whole drooling at 3 and 4 months is a crock! he is not even close to cutting a tooth, hey the longer it takes for him to get teeth the better!!! that is what I have been told anyway.

Kelly - posted on 01/06/2010

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oh yes mum mums.. they're a rice cereal 'cookie' for your little one to chew on.. they kind of 'melt' in their mouth... only warning don't give them to your little one then walk away.. make sure you stay with them just in case they do take a bigger chunk off and start choking! they do kind of melt but definatly need to keep an eye on your little one.. there was an article in the paper the other day about a mom that let her little one have them and they choked and died because it got lodged in their throat... just a word of warning.. otherwise my daughter loves them...

Kacee - posted on 01/06/2010

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"Santa" left them for my 6 month old for his stocking, but I was holding off giving them to him until he had a tooth. Anyone else's LO not have teeth yet?

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my daughter is now 6 months and we've been giving them to her for about a month now...and she loves them

Jenny - posted on 01/05/2010

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well I tried giving him the Mum mums...he does like them...however, I am a little paranoid when i watch him eat them. I tried them myself before i let him just to see how they break down and how they taste. They taste like NOTHING. I am sure he will be fine if I give them to him on a regular basis as long as i am close by. And as far as the one comment I read about giving vegetables BEFORE fruits...no one in my family has done that and my ped. advised to begin with fruit so that is why I chose fruit over veggies. He is getting veggies next week...can't wait for those diaper changes!! haha...although i don't recommend bananas...i think he is mildly constipated...he grunts...no more bananas for my boy!

Lani - posted on 01/05/2010

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my little boy is five months old and i do give im mum mums... i just watch him with them but he does very good with it soo i would say goo for it i did

Vicki - posted on 01/05/2010

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They are all-natural (the originals only) the other one is with veggie powders and junk on it. I only do the original. they have little to no taste on them. and they just melt in there little mouths to help digest it better. they are from Asai area and they are just introduced to America not to long ago. They have a website to look up there foods. its on the box. If you go to wal-mart you can find them in the baby food aisles just write the website down and check them out yourself. That is what I did before I gave them to my daughter. Now I cant keep enough in the house. :)

Vicki - posted on 01/05/2010

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Oh YES!!! They are my savior in the stores! My daughter is now today 6 months and I have been giving her hte MUM-MUMS for a month now on top of they baby foods. they are less of a mess and trouble then feeding your child baby food while shopping.

Allison - posted on 01/04/2010

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I was actually wondering the same thing. But I would think it would be okay. My son is 5 months old, and eats solids twice a day.. and loves them! he got his first tooth a couple weeks ago =)
I would just talk to the doctor at his 6 month check-up if you haven't already done so.

Stephanie - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hi yeah I've heard of them. My friends give them to their little guy all the time and its fine. As for introducing new foods I was always taught to introduce veggies before fruits and not to give fruit juice at all...but everyone does it a little different.

Meredith - posted on 01/04/2010

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I was wondering the same thing.. I gave my 5 month old before I saw it said "may contain milk residue". I stopped giving them to her just in case.. but she never had a bad reaction to them.. I'd talk to your ped at his 6 month check up! let us know what the ped says!

Lyssa - posted on 01/04/2010

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never heard of mum-mums. My son is 5 months old and i give him fruits and vegetables and juice. I don't give him meat yet though. Let me kno what the mum-mums thing is tho, maybe it's something i'll look into

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