When can you give your baby scrambled eggs?

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My pediatrician said I can give my baby scrambled eggs, but i remember reading that babies can't have either the egg yolk or egg white??? I forgot to mention that to my pediatrician. Therefore, I'm asking you moms instead:) Oh, my son is 7 months old today. Thank!

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Lacee - posted on 01/22/2013

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My son is 8 months old and I give him scrambled eggs. And he has no problem with eating them at all.

September - posted on 01/14/2010

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I was told that babies can eat egg yolk starting at 6 months and the whole egg at 1 year. I think we actually gave our son scrambled eggs at 11 months and he was fine. If your pediatrician says it's ok and you feel comfortable then go for it :) Enjoy!

Jolene - posted on 01/15/2010

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My children started foods at 6 months old. I always just fed them what ever we were eating. I had a baby food grinder and just ground whatever we had down to mush. All (5) were fine and never had any reactions. But.....I would not give them if you have a family history of allergies to foods. But if not just watch for any signs of allergies. I gave my kids almost anything.

Ashley - posted on 01/15/2010

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I believe the egg yolks are supposed to be better for babies. I fed my daughter the whole egg scrambled and she's fine.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hard boiled egg yolks are fine at 7 months, but yeah waiting until they are a year for the whole egg is the way to go. To tell you the truth, pediatricians are not as well versed on the food subject as they could be. I love my pediatrician...but I will give you the name of an EXCELLENT food book just for babies/toddlers: "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron. Towards the end of the book, it spells out (in alphabetical order) which fruits/veggies to give per age, and how to prepare it. It is awesome! I made my own baby food...and this book made it easy for me. Even if you don't make your food, it truly is an awesome guide! I am 28 wks prego, and planning on susing it all over again. I hoped I helped!

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Sue - posted on 01/16/2010

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If they haven't shown any signs of food allergies, they can have a well-cooked scrambled egg at 9mos, soft boiled has to wait for a year.

Lindsay - posted on 01/13/2010

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Our pediatrician advised us not to give eggs until after they were a year old. But my baby is 3 now and things change so often that it may not be the same anymore....

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010

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Just found this on the internet.



Myth: Infants should only eat the yolk. Egg whites are the most allergenic, which is why, for years, doctors advised only serving infants the yolk. But there's no clear evidence that delaying the introduction of common allergenic foods prevents the development of allergies, serves no purpose that a more recent recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that delaying the introduction of common allergenic foods serves no purpose, even if you have a family history of allergies. What it means: No more separating yolks! Scramble up the whole kit and caboodle whenever your child is ready for solid foods. The exception: If your child has already shown allergic reactions (an allergic rash, for example), talk to your pediatrician about when to introduce eggs.

Jamie - posted on 01/13/2010

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I was told that egg whites could cause tummy problems, hard for them to digest. But the yoke is suppose to be ok for them to eat. But check with your doc first and then go with what you feel is best for your baby, mommy does know best in my opinion.

Jaime - posted on 01/13/2010

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No worries...I'm sure it will be fine...it's a lot of trial and error with parenting. Glad you trust your pediatrician, as that's not always the case with a lot of parents. I too am lucky with the pediatrician my son has...If I have even the slightest worry about my son's health he will see him THAT day, and it helps me breathe a bit easier.

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010

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I'm very confident in my pediatrician but was just curious. My son doesn't seem to have reactions to anything so I think I will just give him them. If my ped says it is okay, then i'm sure it is okay. She is a very "chill" doctor which I love!!! Thanks for the help Jaime!

Jaime - posted on 01/13/2010

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Not sure if I will be of much help because my son has been eating eggs since he was about 6 months. There is a risk of allergy to egg whites, which is why it is RECOMMENDED (not required) that they don't have eggs until at least one year...but it's not so for every baby...my son also eats peanut butter and he's only 10 months old. I did a lot of reading about the risk of allergies before I decided to feed him these foods, and I would suggest you do the same and possibly get a second opinion if you're not confident in your pediatrician.

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