Hot Dogs For 6 Month Old

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MelissaK - March 21

Hi - last week we pureed a little hot dog and our DD LOVED it. She only had a teeny bit. Is it ok to give protein to a 6 month old? She's such a great "solids" eater, 3x per day, all sorts of vegetables and stuff and actually, a decent quant_ty is making it in as well. Poopys are a bit more dense tmi, but overall, she's doing well. Are pureed hot dogs ok? How about maybe purred chicken or some other protein?

 

docbytch - March 21

Melissa..protein is probably alright in small amounts, But I gotta say....hotdogs are really a poor food altogether...high in sodium...sodium nitrates. If it were me....I would not be giving a baby hotdogs. Our american diet is bad enough...but my primary fear would be my baby developing a taste for the processed smoky flavor of hotdogs only to reject some other more wholesome protein source. JMO. Not meant to be harsh in any way. Good luck!

 

Krissy25 - March 21

I'm getting ready to puree chicken and turkey for my dd, she is 7.5 months old. I have a baby book that says it's ok to do chicken, turkey, beef, ham and veil purred. I would stick with those meats to get the protein and skip the hot dogs for now, they are so processed and unhealthy. That's just my opinion though.

 

MelissaK - March 21

Yeah - I have to agree on the poor food quality of a hot dog. I caved to Dh who said "Let's give her hotdogs!" So protein at 6 months two weeks old is ok?

 

britt_m - March 21

Its best to do chicken and turkey first and then add in beef, pork or lamb. As for hot dogs to much of nothing good in them, haha. Honestly I'm sure she enjoyed the flavor and of course moderation is key.

 

docbytch - March 21

Melissa...don't feel bad. My dh's diet (and still of his kids who eat poorly since no one ever worried about proper nutrition) used to consist of Hostess Fruit Pies...hot dogs...pizza etc when we first met. My point is....most men I know (with the exception of my father when he was alive) make bad decisions when it comes to giving kids good nutrition. This is why my DH gets NO say in the matter of what Derek is going to eat. Protein is ok after the age of 6mos....but I would tend still to stick more to fruits and veggies. Once all those are well established....goe for the pure pureed meats like chicken...or beef to start with. Personally? I don't have the energy or inclination to make my own baby food...I have had good luck in the past with gerber or beech nut. My boy so far...eats like a champ!! He is 5.5 mos old.

 

katiepoole - March 21

Ok so this may sound like a really stupid question but are you just putting the chicken or whatever kind of meat in like a blender or something? We don't have anything like a food processor but we're getting ready to start to try table foods more. The only things we've really tried are potatos, bananas, yoguart. She loves her baby food but would like to start to give her some more "table" food. I'm scared of her choking. She doesn't have any teeth and is an aggresive eater. Thanks.

 

britt_m - March 21

I used the "puree" b___ton twice on the blender then decided, she did absolutely fine with texture. I ended up just mashing things up, now she eats lumps. Small pieces of meat, like chicken I just cut up into small chunks and mashed with a fork.

 

melissap - March 21

definley puree if feeding hotdogs, my oldest son chocked on them at 18 months and the shape makes it super easy to choke. Also our provincal feeding guide for babies now suggests to start feeding meats and alternatives first around 6-9 months so protein definley won't hurt. Beef and lamb and easier on the stomach I found with my boys, but all are different.

 

CWeber - March 22

Don't know the truth of it but I have read an article (can't remember where) that kids under 2yrs old should not get hotdogs and kids over that no more than once a week. It has been linked to cancer.

 

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