Forbidden Baby Foods – Foods for Babies to Avoid During the First Year

Forbidden Baby Foods – Foods for Babies to Avoid During the First Year 2017-03-29T12:42:14+00:00

 

FORBIDDEN FOODS for Baby 

The chart below takes into consideration the new studies and changing recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Food & Age for Introduction Old Recommendation Current Recommendation
 Honey
not an allergen but may cause botulism in infants under 1yr old
After 1 year After 1 year
 Peanuts/Peanut Butter    After 1 or 2 years between 6 months to 2 years
(Tree) Nuts
besides being a possible allergen, also may pose a choking hazard 
After 1 or 2 years between 6 months to 2 years
Citrus or Acidic Fruits
not an allergen but may cause rash & digestive upset due to acidity 
After 1 year between 6 months to 12 months
Raw Strawberries, Raspberries
blueberries and cranberries not included
After 1 year between 6 months to 12 months
Corn
possible allergen and not very nutrient rich 
After 10 months to 1 year between 6 months to 12 months
Egg Whites After 1 year between 6 months to 12 months
Whole Milk – as a drink
Milk of any type, such as 1% or 2%, should not replace breast milk and/or formula until after 1 year. 
After 1 year After 12 months – Whole Milk only
Wheat   After 9-10 months or 1 year between 6 months to 12 months
Grapes
not a high allergen but may pose a choking hazard – use extreme caution if offering your older infant or toddler grapes as snacks. 
After 10 months or 1 year After 10 months or 12 months
Shellfish/Crustaceans
may be a potentially deadly allergen, please consult your baby’s pediatrician 
After 1 or 2 years between 6 months to 12 months