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    Alright, I thought of anohter question! When is it alright for LO's to have foods with seasonings and such? We use them very moderately around here but right now I'm still making DS seperate food from the rest of us. If we have turkey he gets turkey as well, but I cook it seperately without seasoning. I read in the other thread about someone putting cinnamon in oatmeal and I'd like to try it...give DS something dfferent to taste. TIA


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    Cinnamon, onions and garlic are on the lists of potential allergens - so just watch for any possible reactions. Seeds (such as sesame seeds) can also be an allergen.

    From what I understand, all other herbs & seasonings are fine. If you're worried then you can introduce new items one at a time.

    We were preparing food for DS that was pretty bland. He started "asking" for food from our plate and wouldn't cha know - DS actually likes highly seasoned foods better

    I had a thread on this awhile ago - I'll go hunting and try to track it down.
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    i think i heard that cinnamon is an allergan, but we already tried it and he loves it. i also use herbs on his food and haven't had a prob. i don't use salt or pepper. i have used tarragon, basil, garlic & onion powders, rosemary. i also put a little brown sugar in his oatmeal. hth
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    Lynn
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    Default Re: Spices and Seasonings

    food allergen chart (scroll to the bottom of the page):

    http://www.cpmc.org/advanced/pediatr...allergies.html

    and more here (includes cinnamon):

    http://askdrsears.com/html/4/T041800.asp
    Lynn
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    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
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    Default Re: Spices and Seasonings

    Quote Originally Posted by lsksam View Post

    We were preparing food for DS that was pretty bland. He started "asking" for food from our plate and wouldn't cha know - DS actually likes highly seasoned foods better
    One day when I was at work, my son (then 10mths) refused to eat the bland food I'd prepared for his lunch and my husband, in desperation, gave him some of his maple roast pork with spices and HOT red pepper flakes (leftover from dinner the night before) and he loved it! I wasn't too pleased when I found out, since our LO has some food sensitivities and I've been really careful about introducing new foods, but he was fine. Now he eats pretty much whatever we're having, within reason.

    Thank you to Isksam for the links (in your most recent post) about allergenic foods. I was interested to see oats in the fairly high category, because my ped suggested I was prob just imagining that my LO was reacting to them.
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    Thanks for the links and the info! I guess I'll start letting him try some more flavorful foods!


    ~Meg~
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    Yeah, Abby eats pretty much everything we do... and we like our food HOT! The only time it didn't go over well was when she grabbed off DH's plate, thinking she was getting spaghetti sauce but actually getting salsa. NOw she likes even the salsa, though, so I think it was just the surprise.
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    My lo loves spicy and seasoned foods. I just try to limit the salty and sugary items.
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    Default Re: Spices and Seasonings

    OT but I never knew cinnamon was an allergen! DD gets it in her yogurt & her oatmeal. Wish I would have known before... Guess she's not allergic!

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