Do you think it's ok to give my baby alittle pumpkin pie?

Candice - posted on 11/25/2009 ( 54 moms have responded )

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I would like her to be able to have a little pumpkin pie at thanksgiving but dont know if that is good to do. She does eat baby foods! She is 7months almost 8 months on the 29th

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Rebecca - posted on 11/29/2009

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I can't believe that everyone thinks this is "fine" or "good". Pumpkin pie contains eggs, milk, and spices -- if your baby has not tried each of those ingredients individually, s/he should NOT have them all together at once. If your child did have an allergic reaction, you would have NO idea what caused the reaction. Whole eggs are not recommended for babies under one year. Eggs and milk are considered "okay" in baked goods AFTER 8 months, and only if baby has had NO other allergies. Cinnamon (in most pumpkin pie recipes) is actually a top allergen among spices. And the crust contains further allergens, including wheat.

I can't believe so many moms are so uninformed on the risks of allergies! No wonder that we see so many kids with food allergies. Their moms are just stuffing them full of allergenic foods without regard for safety!

Kimberly - posted on 11/29/2009

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give your baby what ever you want. my first baby was eatting pices of furit at 6 months. if you think your baby is ready then try it.

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Brenda - posted on 11/29/2009

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I know its past thanksgiving, but my 9 month old LOVED pumpkin pie. Then again shes eating everything she can soo... :).... hope she enjoyed it

Cori - posted on 11/28/2009

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My six month old also enjoy a taste of pumpkin pie without any problems. I hope your little one enjoyed it! Happy late Thanksgiving.

Chrystal - posted on 11/28/2009

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My 11 month old son had 2 whole pieces of pumpkin pie and one piece of sweet potato pie...over two days.

Jessica - posted on 11/28/2009

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If it's not ok then we're both in trouble. LOL. Davina just turned 5 months on Thanksgiving day and she had pumpkin pie (pureed of course).

C. - posted on 11/28/2009

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Quoting Ayori:

I avoided giving my daughter anything with sugar for her first year. Her birthday cake had sugar when she turned 1, she went nuts. I would recommend putting aside some pure pumpkin mash and letting the kid have at it. But i wouldn't call someone a bad mum for giving a lil pumpkin pie either. To each their own :-)


Haha.. I didn't give my son sugar until around his first birthday.. He wouldn't even eat his cake b/c he hated how it was too sweet.

C. - posted on 11/28/2009

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Haha.. I know I'm a little late, but yes you can. Just only give her a taste of it, not a few bites.

Ayori - posted on 11/27/2009

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I avoided giving my daughter anything with sugar for her first year. Her birthday cake had sugar when she turned 1, she went nuts. I would recommend putting aside some pure pumpkin mash and letting the kid have at it. But i wouldn't call someone a bad mum for giving a lil pumpkin pie either. To each their own :-)

Kathryn - posted on 11/27/2009

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My baby is 8months and a week and she is eating almost everything we eat at dinner. She won't eat her baby food any longer, she would rather have what we have. We give her everything from meats to pumpkin pie. No major sweets though, of course. But our pedi. thinks this is just fine. She doesn't get sick and she enjoys it, so yes give that baby some real food! Happy Thanksgiving.

Liz - posted on 11/27/2009

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if your happy to do it why not my lil one been eating solids for months not that she has had pumkin pie not big thing over here but your the mum do what you think is best.
good luck hope she enjoys it

KelleyJo - posted on 11/27/2009

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I don't see a problem with it. As long as you know that whatever spices or ingredients are in it she hasn't shown any signs of problems with. Some homemade pies tend to have various spices. My girls were both eating soft table foods at around 4-5 months because they weren't getting full off of 3-5 jars of baby foods... they are both very healthy and great eaters still. Just keep it to a small piece.

Alanna - posted on 11/26/2009

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Cute!! I say for sure!! I gave my son tastes of everything starting at about 6 months (well not everything, but little things like that I would) just dont over due it since a few little bites are a lot when they hit his little tummy!

Silvia - posted on 11/26/2009

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No not at all! As long as the baby is not allergic or over eat. And soften it up a bit first. I gave my child any thing and every thing at about 6 months of age .

Susannah - posted on 11/26/2009

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i gave my baby who is only 6 months old pumpkin pie .... sweet potato casserole... and mashed potatoes so i think you know what is best for your baby. Use your best judgment or just follow your heart!!!

Minnie - posted on 11/26/2009

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Once a baby can pick up food and feed herself, which is sometime after six months, there really isn't much she cannot have, aside from honey prior to 12 months.

Give her the pie!

Ashley - posted on 11/26/2009

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Go for it!! Mine is alomost 7 months, on baby food since 4 months and just started on the Gerber Puffs. (He has two bottom teeth) We had an early Thanksgiving at my inlaws house this past sunday, and my son was loving sweet potatoes! I just made sure he didnt get any marshmellow pieces!lol HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Cleo - posted on 11/26/2009

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She's seven months so of course that's fine!! It's not like you're going to give her something she can't chew and it's not like you're planning on giving her the whole piece of pie so yeah let her enjoy some pie!

Jenny - posted on 11/26/2009

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Having 3 kids with lots of advice from my mom and aunts I would have to say that it is perfectly fine to give her a little. She will love it!

Amy - posted on 11/25/2009

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I dont see a prob with it at all...at that age my children always had a tast of things we ate as long as it was an appropriate size bite...hope she likes it!!!

JAMIE - posted on 11/25/2009

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YEAH IT WILL NOT HURT YOUR BABY I HAVE 4 CHILDREN AND I AM 27 I HAD MY FIRST ONE AT 17 SHE HAS BEEN EATING TABLE FOOD SINCE THE DAY WE CAME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa - posted on 11/25/2009

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My lil one had pumkin pie, mashed potoatoes and gravy, cranberrie sauce and anything that was not hard to chew, her favorite thing was and still is homemade refried beans she has been eating them since she was six months old , IF your lil one is already eating stage two baby food then she should be fine.

Ashley - posted on 11/25/2009

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My daughters first month on solid food (4 months) was in November...so at thanksgiving dinner she at a few bites of my food, including pumpkin pie...I was just sure to mash it up EXTREMELY good..so at her age she should be fine:) Happy Thanksgiving!

Crystal - posted on 11/25/2009

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I definitely think it is fine to give your daughter some pumpkin pie! my daughter was 9 months when she started eating table food. like someone else said she wont have to break it down in her mouth so she should be fine! and she'll probably enjoy it :)

Leanna - posted on 11/25/2009

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ya its good for her to try new things its not gonna hurt... my 9 month old already hates baby food soo we ahve to mix and match what he does like... i would say as long as it isnt loaded with sugar.

Celicia - posted on 11/25/2009

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It all depends on how she has reacted to other foods. If she has had any weird reactions to anything, I wouldn't advise it. There are so many things in pumpkin pie that she probably hasn't been introduced to and if she has an allergic reaction, you won't know what it's too. But, if she has been doing well with her food, then just use your best judgment and keep an eye on her. Hope it's a Happy Thanksgiving and she gets to enjoy!

Lydia - posted on 11/25/2009

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If your worriedjust try her with a smallamount of yours -if she likes ityou canalways get her some more :)

Marche - posted on 11/25/2009

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My son will be tasting pumpkin pie he is also 7 months. He eats baby food and pumpkin pie filling is about the same consistancy so i dont see that it would hurt anything.

September - posted on 11/25/2009

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I don't see anything wrong with giving her a little bit. I would not over do it however. Enjoy :)

Anna - posted on 11/25/2009

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I would it wont hurt anything.. My baby has been eating everything since she was like 3 months old.. so I think it would ok.

Rachel - posted on 11/25/2009

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I don't see a problem with it. At least a little whipped cream! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mandy - posted on 11/25/2009

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I guess it depends on the baby my daughter just turned 6 months last week and has been eating everything she can get hands on for a couple months now lol so id think it would hurt anything just watch her so that she dont choke :)

Sharalyn - posted on 11/25/2009

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Oh and my daughter has been eating pumpkin pie since she was around 5 months. All pies actually, apple, sweet potatoe, pumpkin, you name it she has had it...we're a pie loving family. Don't get me started on cake on icing! But she doesn't seem to gain a pound! Lightess little thing you'll ever pick up too. Of course we don't give her all the pies in one sitting. Everything in moderation and only on special occasions. =D

Sharalyn - posted on 11/25/2009

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Oh she'll be fine! Heck, give her a slice and watch her be amazed!!! Let her go at it...she'll thank you for it later!!! =D Hope this helps.

Tabatha - posted on 11/25/2009

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oh ya shes over 6 months!! try lots and lots of different thing! yams was my boys fav last thanxgiving :) i would try 1 new thing for 3 days then interduce a new food! that way if she is allergic then its easier to tell the doc what i could be!!! happy thanxgiving :)

Tamara - posted on 11/25/2009

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If they are able to eat then u can give them some the only thing i was told by my doc to wait until a year to give was peanut butter and eggs so just give her small pieces its soft anyways like babyfood

Stevie - posted on 11/25/2009

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oh yeah my dr told me when my son had his 6 month check up that he can have anything you are comfy giving him and is not to big my son is now 1yr old but he has been eating table foods since then off and on and strickly table food atleast one month idk what kind of crust you have for the pie id sugest gramcracker crust it desolves better has more flavor and doesnt really clump up into huge hard balls in the mouth have a great thanksgiving oh and you can actually give her anything you have for thanksgiving idk about stuffing but turkey and pie and rolls and cran sauce you can deff do

Carmine - posted on 11/25/2009

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my daughter is 10 months old and was 8.5 months old at thanksgiving this year, she had a tiny bite (like, VERY tiny) of pumpkin pie with a touch of the whipped cream on it. If she's eating baby foods, just give her very small tastes, and not too much. My daughter loves cheesecake and my Mom gave her 3 bites til I said okay that's enough! LOL.

Latosha - posted on 11/25/2009

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At 7 months she should be fine! You could probably ground some turkey and dressing up in a blender and give her some of that, too! With a side of mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes. My baby was about 7 months for his first Thanksgiving and he LOVED it when I did that! He got to enjoy dinner with the rest of us!

Tasia - posted on 11/25/2009

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I have already given my daughter who is almost 11 months pumpkin at my aunts house last week as we had a early Thanksgiving. And she did just fine! She absolutely LOVED it! Just don't give her too much, and she should be fine! If she does over eat (as we all tend to do on Thanksgiving) give her some Milacon to ease her tummy!!! Happy Turkey Day!!

Melanie - posted on 11/25/2009

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It wont hurt. Just remember not to give her too much, she my get a upset tummy or she may have an allergy, but you'll never know unless you try.

Mary - posted on 11/25/2009

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As with any new food, just remember to offer it for a few days (shouldn't be hard with leftovers). And don't introduce too many new foods at once, so you can easily pinpoint if your child has an allergic reaction to something. Also, keep some infant/children's Benadryl on hand in case she does have some sort of anaphylactic reaction (pumpkin is a squash, and while the allergy rate on squash is pretty low, you also have heavy spices in the pie filling, including cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, all of which are higher on the allergy spectrum. Plus, don't forget, an abundance of nutmeg is lethal in all humans). The Benadryl isn't a replacement for calling 911, but it can buy you precious time in the rare case of emergency. Let me go back to the nutmeg, 'cause what I said is kind of scary. Nutmeg is a hallucinogen in high doses (we're talking 2-3 tablespoons). Anything over 3 tablespoons can be potentially fatal, especially the smaller you are. I'm assuming that you will not be force feeding your baby fresh ground nutmeg, but I wanted to clear that up so you don't freak out and eradicate nutmeg from everything. I hope you guys have a great holiday.

Jen - posted on 11/25/2009

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My in-laws were giving my daughter licks of dumpling gravy at that age lol. Pumpkin pie should be fine.

Sophia - posted on 11/25/2009

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This is definitely an opinion question, so my opinion is Yes! :) It will not hurt her to have alittle, just depends on what you are comfortable with. My 11 month old rarely eats baby food anymore and is perfectly healthy!

Jessica - posted on 11/25/2009

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I wouldn't see why not...she'll probably love it lol...Have a Happy Thanksgiving...and if you decide to hope she enjoys it

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