Feeding a 9 month old eggs?

Britni - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My oldest is 3 and I didn't give him eggs until after his first b-day, and I remember reading that you should wait that long, however my 9 month old is very picky... he won't eat anything that is good for him (total opposite from my oldest). All i can get him to eat is baby yogurt, but he needs more than that. I know that some babies are allergic, but other than that is there any other reason not to give him eggs?

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Heres a blast from the past for you - my Mum told me the other day that when I was a baby I was breastfed for 3 months, then weaned onto cows milk and solid foods. My first meal was runny egg yolk. This was the advice given to Mums when I was born in the 1960's - I think almost every part of that would not be recommended now!
However, we all seemed pretty healthy - I dont remember anyone with a food allergy and I only ever knew one kid who had asthma. Its very different today. So Id try some egg yolk or scrambled egg with your little boy, mine loves it!

LaCi - posted on 06/06/2009

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eggs make mine poop a lot. but other than that no problems, he's 11 months, i think he tried them around 9 months.

Kerry - posted on 06/06/2009

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Eggs are completely safe at that age as long as they are thoroughly cooked especially the white, there are a few options you could try if you are worried, try hard boiled but only feed the yoke babies don't always like the texture of the white and it really doesn't taste of anything, eggs are a little difficult for them to digest otherwise you could aways try an omlette cut up into pieces that they can pick up themselves. Good luck !

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It's the egg whites that cause allergies, egg yolks are fine. :) Straight from my nutritionist's mouth.

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If you're cocened about allergies, then just feed him the yolks, the whites are the part that most people are allergic to.

Mel - posted on 05/13/2009

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yeah its fine, i was told to give mine scrambled eggs for brekky from about 10 months, but my dietician then went on tot ell me that if they are going to have a reaction then it doesnt matter whether they are 6 months or 12 months

Kat - posted on 05/13/2009

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I gave my daughter well cooked scrambled eggs at nearly 7 months & we had no issues at all. I was advised that she can have it by my pediatric dietician. She advises me her information is extremely current.

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The nutritionist at my pediatrician's office said that the part of the egg that most people have the allergy to is the white. So when my son was about 8 or 9 months old (give or take a month) we started making him egg yolk scrambled eggs. One egg yolk, a splash of milk (to make them fluffy) and cook them well. We didn't even season them at all and this is how he likes them to this day except that at a year we started using the whole egg. Actually, by the time he was around 11 months our doc said it was ok to start using the white. But neither of us has allergies.

Amanda - posted on 05/13/2009

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My daughter was (and still is) very picky. Eggs were one thing she was willing to eat and she still loves them to this day (she's 7 now). As long as your family doesn't have a lot of food allergy issues it should be fine.

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If you're vaccinating your child, its a good idea to give them whole egg before the measles injection at 9 months, because the vaccine is albumin based and if your child is allergic to egg, the vaccination could trigger a nasty reaction. Other than that, there's no reason not to give your child eggs. They're a good source of protein!

Abby - posted on 05/13/2009

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i always do with my son, he's 9 months and eats what we do. every kid is different. hope he likes eggs! x

Jeanne - posted on 05/13/2009

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Before you try eggs outright why don't you try feeding him baby custard, if he doesn't react then he should be fine. Good luck.

Joe-ann - posted on 05/13/2009

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i was always told to feed them what ever i eat as long as it is cooked right throw and cut in to small bits or mashed. my 2 loved macarony cheese and cheesey mash

Abby - posted on 05/13/2009

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i gave my son scrambled eggs at 9 months and it's perfect for part of a meal. make sure it's well cooked. and try a small amount first, but the main reason is it's quite hard to digest. so just try a small amount and see how little one goes

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