Hello, I have a bunch of unrelated questions that I have not been able to find answers to . . .and was hoping that everyone could chip in their 2 cents!
1) I know honey is a no-no until 1 years old, but is it okay if it is cooked into something (ie. does the cooking kill the botulism spores?). The reason I ask is a lot of whole wheat bread products list honey in their ingredients. Also is it just honey, or are corn syrup and molasses also a concern?
2) I know that you need to be careful about adding salt, but are there any references as to how much sodium/day is okay? I don't plan to add salt to foods, but don't know exactly how careful to be with pre-made foods.
3) I read somewhere that you need to avoid soft cheeses (brie, feta, goat cheese, etc.) until they are over a year . . .is this because of the listeria concern like when we were p.g.? If so, then is it okay to give them if they are pasturized? We eat a lot of goat cheese (pasturized) in our house, and I think she would love it on toast . . .
4) I get mixed info on fish, is it only shellfish that needs to wait until after a year (I should mention that my brother is allergic to fish, but neither myself or DH are)? And when can they have sushi (I think I saw after a year somewhere, but can't find it again . . .)
5) Has anyone tried the Gerber freeze dried fruits with their DO? My DD is 9 months and I am looking for snacks to leave at daycare other than cheerio's, etc. and I saw these at the store but they had many warnings on the package that they were only for >12months/toddlers that were practiced at feeding themselves. Well, DD is not 12 months but we have done mostly BLW and she is very good at feeding herself, but I don't want to give her a choking hazard!
I may think of some more (and if anyone else has some random questions to throw in, feel free!) . . . .thanks for any help!!