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Blueberries for babys, which month?

How old were your baby when you gave them blueberries?
I keep getting mixed reviews. I’ve heard it’s fine once they are 6 months, 8-10 months, and then I’ve heard they are like strawberries and shouldn’t be introduced until after 1 for the possibility of increased allergies. So confusing lol.

Maria Ji (anonymous)

Medical advice on allergens has changed. Aparentely the sooner (after 6mo) the better. this in case there’s no family history of allergies. If there are, you should seek medical advice.

Megan Sheppard (anonymous)

Blueberries 6 months just squished then so she wouldn’t choke, tomatoes, strawberries are high allergens but I wouldn’t not give them, I’d just be aware of any changes if you give them.

Jenett (anonymous)

I give them to my 10 month old as a pre lunch snack she loves them also blackberry strawberries.

Rita (anonymous)

Probably around a year. She wasn’t interested in strawberries then and now they’re her favorite. They were in her baby food though. And now she loves blueberries. She’s 21 mos. No food allergies on either side so introducing them for allergen reasons wasn’t an issue.

April Best (anonymous)

After 6 months we just cut them up in quarters at first and now in half.

Tara Kindhart (anonymous)

It’s better after 9 months but ours accidently got some at 6 months and was just fine. If you follow the new every four day rule then there are plenty of better/safer foods to start with before blueberries.

Asthon (anonymous)

Gave mine everything with no restrictions (vegan obvs) from the time we started solids at like 6.5-7 months. Never an issue.

Andrew Lauren (anonymous)

Old recommendations were to wait to introduce “high allergen” foods for as long as possible to reduce the chance of developing the allergy.. but more recent recommendations are to introduce “high allergen” foods earlier than later to reduce the chance of developing the allergy. It’s now recommended to give small amounts of peanut butter regularly as soon as baby starts solids, and that’s one of the most common severe allergies there is. Pretty sure the ONLY thing infants shouldn’t have is honey (non issue for vegans) because of the botulism risk. Everything else is just when you feel comfortable with it.

Briana Y. (anonymous)

Didn’t even know this was a thing.

I gave my son blueberries earlier than 8 months

Brigit Wells (anonymous)

I guess I’ll give them a try, my lo is almost 9 months. I feel like I just keep giving her the same stuff over and over.

Zahri o. (anonymous)

I’m almost positive that we didn’t do berries til 8 months. I did baby led weaning, but followed the “order” of food they were supposed to eat.

Maria Cortes (anonymous)

I’ve mixed berries with her baby oatmeal for breakfast from 6 months on. I mash the blueberries well though, because she had a hard time with the skin of a smashed blueberry irritating her gag reflex in the beginning. Babies have a further forward gag reflex than we do, so it’s not hard to irritate it.

Stephanie (anonymous)

I think he was 7 or 8 months old when he had both strawberries and blueberries. Also gave peanut butter and other nut butters right at6 months. New studies show that introducing possible allergens earlier is more beneficial.

Chevaum (anonymous)

Same in South Africa, our pediatrician said the same, early exposure can reduce the risk of developing allergies. My little one is 1 and a half already but he loves his strawberries and blueberries. He’s had them from a fairly young age, first in smoothie form and later in it’s whole form.

Juanita Deluca (anonymous)

I’m in the US and was told that introducing things like peanuts, etc actually decreases the risk of developing an allergy unless mom, dad or sibling has bad reactions.