When can babies eat beans?

Amie - posted on 05/09/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




My 10 month old really likes beans but I don't know how much I should be giving him yet??


Chanta - posted on 11/27/2012




I feed my daughter cooked navy beans just a little and know she is constipated and throwing up her other meals. I think its because of the beans. Im trying to give her prune juice but she wont accept it. she is 17 months has this been heard of from feeding toddlers dried beans, please respond.

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My son ate a ton of pureed green beans & pinto beans at that age. As soon as he could gum them, he chewed up his own. No harm done. Of course, consult your pediatrician!

Jocelyn - posted on 05/09/2009




my son loves beans as well, cold, right out of the can. lol no fancy stuff for him :) i'm sure a serving a day would be fine, if he wants more, just keep an eye (or nose) out for gas and the like.

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I give my son beans in some form just about every day. Now, I'm including green beans in that statement lol! But as for the "dry" beans like pinto, black, red, navy, etc...those I usually do for him about once or twice a week because (although he loves them) they give him horrible gas and like someone else said...the diapers are no fun lol!

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My oldest, when she was a baby absolutly LOVED beans of any kind. We were giving them to her as soon as she could eat solid food. As far as I am aware beans are not something that you need to worry about, like peanuts and such. Beans are a earth growth veggie with lots of protein, and have been consummed by all forever. As well they are a food that has no chemicals added no extra proservitives... so if you are worried at all, and I don't think you need to be you can always cook fresh , organically grown bean and mash yourself if need be. Otherwise, we gave our little girl gerber green, , and any other kind of bean they make and she was ok , as well absolutly loved them to bits!!

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Gemma - posted on 05/09/2009




My 14 month old son loves beans and they count as 1 of your 5 a day. My son proberly has 1 tin a week and I make each tin last for 4 meals, keep them in the fridge, but don't keep them in the tin, put them in tuppaware. Good Luck :-)

Autumn - posted on 05/09/2009




i've never heard anything that suggests you can't give babies beans for any reason... I would be mashing them up if you aren't already since they are little and round, and be aware that they'll probably have some lovely after effects on his digestion ;-) but other than that they are chock full of protein and fiber which is just as good for babies as it is for adults... so take advantage of the fact that he likes them!

Nikki - posted on 05/09/2009




i don't think it makes a difference hold old the child is, obviously he needs a variety but my 9 month old has eaten them quite often with other foods but if you are worried ask your health professional

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