When is old enough to give babies scrambled eggs?

Nikki - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My twin babies are almost 9 months old now and love feeding themselves, but there are so few things that they can have right now, what with being so young and the fact that they don't yet have any teeth. I was thinking that scrambled eggs might be a good option, but I know that there's a bit of controversy regarding what age it is safe to give them. I was just wondering at what age did other mothers start giving their babies scrambled eggs and was there any reaction or did everything go smoothly? Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks in advance=)

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Gwen - posted on 10/22/2009

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cooked veggies, rice, noodles, bananas, peaches, pears...just cut things up small. give them a baby spoon or fork to try. my daughter started using a child-sized fork about that age and never turned back! lol

Cynthia - posted on 10/31/2009

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The mom who is concern with the Dad holding baby and she cries its okay that will change continue to give the baby to him may be its his smell or his face don't give up i am a caregiver for kids i had children who cried even at 3 yys. old.

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Chana - posted on 03/28/2013

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I have a 2 year old and almost 6 month old both of whom have been feed combination of table food and baby food starting at about 4 months. The only thing our pediatrician said not to give them before a year old was peanut butter because it is a choking hazard and honey because of the bacteria. I did however feed my 2 year old peanut butter at about 11 months.

Nikki - posted on 11/20/2009

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Thank you ALL for such wonderful advice and feedback. It's very much appreciated. I went with the scrambled yolk suggestion and boy did they love it! (Of course, I probably won't ever give it to them in their walkers again. lol) They got it ALL OVER the kitchen floor...not the easiest thing to clean up;)

Elizabeth - posted on 11/01/2009

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Go to a web site called "Parenting Network Australia" it is a good website covering all ages and lots of topics. Baby's can start eating egg white at 9 months of age unless there is a family history of egg allegy.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/01/2009

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Quoting Nikki:

When is old enough to give babies scrambled eggs?

My twin babies are almost 9 months old now and love feeding themselves, but there are so few things that they can have right now, what with being so young and the fact that they don't yet have any teeth. I was thinking that scrambled eggs might be a good option, but I know that there's a bit of controversy regarding what age it is safe to give them. I was just wondering at what age did other mothers start giving their babies scrambled eggs and was there any reaction or did everything go smoothly? Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks in advance=)


 

Lucy - posted on 10/30/2009

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I gave my daughter scrambled eggs at 6months. If you google baby led weaning there are loads of ideas for babies to feed themselves. My daughter is7months old and from 6months old has fed herself lumps of table food (no purees cereal etc) Even without teeth they can manage most things, strips of chicken, beefg etc. My daughter also loves fish, brocolli florets and roasted veg.

Jasmina - posted on 10/30/2009

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wait until they turn 1 year..it's better and more safe for them .
till now you gave them only egg yolks ,right? If you don't,you should do it...at first 1/4, then 1/2 of the yolk..and after a year add and egg white.
just be careful with eggs...step by step... :-) They will love it ;)

Sharyn - posted on 10/30/2009

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my daughter is 10 months and eats anything .... even eggs ... with yolks and whites ..... shes always had a strong stomach and shows no allegies .... and shes even had a tinsy bit of peanut butter ..... all good.....
i think you should go with your gut instinct on what to feed her regardless of what the world says - doctors .. and follow your childs lead.

Nikki - posted on 10/29/2009

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A lot of good ideas to try. I definitely will give some of these ideas a shot! Thanks again=)

Lynn - posted on 10/27/2009

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I started giving all 4 of my children scrambled eggs as soonas they were old enough to sit up in the highchair and feed themselves. Somewhere around 5- 6 months. I have never really followed the doctors orders. When my older 2 { who are now 21, and 23} were babies they were on cereal and fruits by 2 weeks old, Things have changed drastically since then, but I still do they same thing with my two younger children { who are 8years and 10 momths}. They are fine healthy happy children.

Cathralynn - posted on 10/22/2009

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Yay I get to second jenifer again! You can give scrammbled yolks after six mo, my daughter loved em but not boiled. You can give whole scrammbled eggs and even add milk after a year. Plus its a good way to get protein if your babies won't eat meat, mine doesn't much. I recommend googling baby led weaning. Babies don't have to have teeth to eat solids like that. We never did baby foods and went straight to finger foods at six mo. Worked great!

Nikki - posted on 10/22/2009

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Thanks for the feedback. A couple of great ideas that I hadn't thought of that I will definitely try. I appreciate it=)

Heidi - posted on 10/22/2009

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My doctor had me give my sons scrambbled eggs for the first time a week before they each turned 1. The reason for that was because the 1 year vaccine had duck egg in it and it was to make sure they didn't have a reaction to it. I would wait a couple of months before you give them eggs. Why not try kraft dinner, just cook it a little longer, cheerios, yogurt tubes(if they know how to eat a freeze), shredded cheese, cottage cheese, muffins and peeled and thinly sliced apples and peeled and cut up grapes. Just a few ideas that I have done over the years.

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