What fruits can I feed my 7 month old?

Tamara - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I cook all of my little ones food myself but I am a bit stuck at the moment with what fruits I can feed her and whether they have to be cooked or if its ok to just blend them raw? Any help will be apreciated. :-)

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Anna - posted on 06/02/2009

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Apples, pears, peaches, apricots, prunes, banana, papaya, cantalope. Allergies run in our family so we were told to hold off on berries until age 2, usual recommended age for berries is age 1. Strawberry allergies are common. It's up to you about cooking the food, you certainly can simmer the apples, pears, peaches, apricots and prunes then blend. You may want to leave a little lumpiness to help transition to different textures as well. Banana, papaya, cantalope you don't have to cook. If your little one is starting to pick up w/ their pincer grasp, you can even try small peices of cooked fruit or very ripe soft fruit, cut it up the size of a pea. Place it in the side of the mouth so he/she will learn to mash w/ their gums. Good luck, I think it's great that you are making your own baby food! :)

Jessica - posted on 06/02/2009

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Just curious...why do you want to feed her fruit at 7 months old? Infants 0-1yrs. diets should consist of breastmilk/formula. I learned in nursing that a child's digestive system under the age of 1 is very sensitive and still inmature, that's why Dr. recommend only breastmilk/formula for the first year, because that's what their tummies can digest easily. If you are having issues with her not being satisfied with what she's eating, if i were you i would consult with my pediatrition first and see what she/he thinks. Just a suggestion!

Hana - posted on 06/01/2009

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My boy is 7 and a half months and found he loves grated apple, pear and of course the messy banana! Also it's a good challenge for them to try and pick it up. I've read that citrus food is too acidic but i have given him a small piece of mandarin just to try. Most fruits need to be softened but i have a great wee contraption (can't remember the name of it) with an easy grip handle and some mesh where you put in pieces of fruit in as they are and they suck and bite through. And believe me the fruit gets eaten through those teeny tiny holes no probs!! Hope this helps :)

Tamara - posted on 06/03/2009

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Thank you so much for all your help ladies, i really apreciate it!



Jessica, Tatum has been on solids since she was 4 months old... she wanted food, all the signs were there and I did check it with her paediatrician and he gave the ok as her body obviously needed it. There are certain milestones that according to the World Health Organisation they have to have acheived before they should eat solids, and she was fine with all of them. I have learned that even infants need food as breastmilk/formula doesnt meet all of their requirements from around 6 months, they for instance need more protein than they get from breastmilk/formula, etc. She still has 4 or 5 200ml bottles a day but also eats 3 meals a day and is thriving! Most babies I know are feeding themselves by 1. Anyway I guess different strokes for different foaks!



Thank you again to all of you for your input! I really apreciate it!

Nicole - posted on 06/02/2009

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I think 7 month olds can have most fruits. Just feed him/her one particular fruit at a time so that you know whether or not he/she has an allergic reaction to the fruit. (If you give your baby two fruits mixed together or two fruits in the same day and then your baby has a reaction, you wouldn't know which fruit was causing it.) Once you've tried all the fruits, you can start mixing them together.

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Mary - posted on 06/04/2013

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I gave apple and pear puree to my 7month old boy, and he loves it! He can finish 2-3 jar of fruits every morning and im a lil bit worry, maybe because its too much for his little tummy...

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