Tomatoes...

Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by Kitten, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    what is the deal? I keep reading conflicting advice on it.

    Some articles/books say no tomatoes or sauces etc until 12months, others list them as acceptable. Same with strawberries. :shrug:
     
  2. jen1604

    jen1604 Well-Known Member

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    Kitten,my darling,here is what I am going to say to you--STOP READING!!!! :rofl:

    We definitely definitely gave tomatoes and strawberries before 12 months,I think its a case of everything in moderation.I think they say be careful when giving them because they're something that small kids can be quite commonly allergic to so just keep an eye out for any kind of reaction (rash or anything) the first few times he tries them.xxxx
     
  3. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I also believe the reason they say to wait is because those are two common food allergies in kids, but Hannah had them before 12 months as well. We did end up finding that though she's okay with sauces she has a mild reaction (rash) to raw tomatoes. Our doctor told us she'd outgrow that
     
  4. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I didn't even know tomatoes were meant to be an issue! She's had loads of tomato based sauces with no reaction at all :D
     
  5. kirsten1985

    kirsten1985 Guest

    Freya has had loads of tomatoes, in fact they are one of her favourite foods. If she sucks on one for ages she gets a bit red around the mouth, I should think due to the acid. Ok otherwise though :)
     
  6. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    Yes acid on their stomach is a reason I've heard but I use passata in nearly all meals and was not looking forward to making him seperate meals!
     
  7. kirsten1985

    kirsten1985 Guest

    Yeah I use chopped tomatoes in most things, and never had a problem, I guess they are a bit less acidic than a plain tomato too?
     
  8. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    Poppy has had cooked tomatoes and been fine. Then she had a sandwich with a bit of raw tomato in it, and came up with a big rash over her mouth and hands....
     
  9. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Sofia loves tomatoes, but I noticed she doesn't want to eat them when her teeth are bugging her. She hasn't had any reaction/rash though.
     
  10. mamalove

    mamalove mum to 3 girls and a boy

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    Twins had home-made tomatoe soup last week and they loved it,no reaction at all.
     
  11. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    They say 9 mths here, but we gave Ella tomatoes in cooked dishes a lot earlier than that with no issues. We've given her cherry tomatoes raw which she likes and has no issues with them either.
     
  12. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    Oh and never heard about strawberries being bad - Ella loves them and has them every couple of days atm. VERY messy though!
     

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