At what age would you let your child eat apple? Ive heard a lot of scare stories about thisc would like an input

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Dada828 - posted on 09/24/2012

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I know I'm a few years late but I had google a similar question. My dayghter is just over a year and loves whole apples and could care less for them peeled and cut up. So I watch her at all times with the apple as I do with anything. This post really p1$s3d me off tho. Why would you ask a question to critisize every mom that tries to help you the eff out.

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Donna - posted on 04/05/2009

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ok well thanks i still dont think im going to let it my child eat it until he is three , he can still eat other fruit thats soft and easy to chew without the risk of choking but i personaly wouldnt feed apple to a child under 1 as they dont have the back teeth to chew a hard food like that.

Donna - posted on 04/05/2009

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thanks for the help is suppose i have a sort of phobia with apples and anything raw like that incase he chokes by the way im not critisizing anyone else on what they do with their child. Its about what ur happy with as a parent but thanks for everyones input though x

Shana - posted on 04/05/2009

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My daughter is a year and a half.  She was eating apple slices (with the peel) at a year.  She now has me peel them and eats them whole.  She has not had a problem taking too big a bite.

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Yeah, my not quite 2 year old nephew has eaten a whole apple before.... peeling and all.

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You have to do whatever you feel comfortable w/, of course... I know I was initially slow to feed my son lots of things because when he started he would choke on anything and everything.  Just wanted to let you know that they can handle a LOT of different things w/out needing their back teeth to do the chewing for them. :)  My son still only has 7 teeth.  We've been waiting for tooth #8 for about 2 months now.....

Melissa - posted on 04/05/2009

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my son ate an apple when he was 9 months - but he had a lot of teeth - he did have a little choking episode on the skin (bad on my part lol). He likes to hold the apple himself so always seems to find some of the left over skin by the core... just chop it up nice & small and they can eat it - or you could nuke it in the microwave to make it a little softer - just be sure to test it first so that it's not too hot. The Motts applesauce has the same ingredients as the baby applesauce that is $$, my son likes to eat those too.

Jen - posted on 04/05/2009

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My daughter did actually. She has all but her 2 year old molars which we think might be trying to come in too.

Jen - posted on 04/04/2009

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My daughter loves apples. She started eating them at about 9 months or so. We only give them to her peeled and cut up in small pieces. To tell you the truth I like getting them from McDonalds b/c they're already peeled and sliced so you just have to cut them up a little more. She'll usually eat about 4-5 slices.

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I started feeding my son apples after he was a year old. I peeled and diced them in to small cubes. Before he was a year old he ate applesauce and peeled cooked apples since they were softer.

Donna - posted on 04/04/2009

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ok thats quite young I've never let my son try it yet he's two, because i heard it's a hard food for a child under 3 to eat and they wont give it them in nurseries now because children have choked but i guess all children are different . Thanks

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My son turned one just over a week ago.  He eats apple.  Peeled, of course.  I usually cut it up into small finger food size pieces, but one time he grabbed a slice of mine and took a couple of bites w/out any trouble. 

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