When can my baby eat eggs

Eggs whites are one of the big allergy-triggering foods, so you should avoid introducing them to your baby until 12 months, though you can try egg yolks at around 9 months. Hard-boil an egg, peel off the whites and mash up the yolk (it will be soft and chalky); your baby can pick up the pieces them self or you can spoon-feed them. However, if allergies run in your family, or if your baby has signs of other food or seasonal allergies, eczema, or asthma, your pediatrician may recommend waiting longer (until after age 2) to whip up baby's first omelet.
It's common for kids to have bad reactions to eggs the first time they try them (like throwing up shortly after) but these are more likely food sensitivities than actual allergies. If this happens, steer clear of eggs for now and try again in a couple of months. A true egg allergy will have symptoms like hives, flushing, swelling, wheezing, and an increased heart rate. If your child experiences these, you should call the pediatrician right away.

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03/13/14
She has sensitive skin, had a rash from some diaper but other than that no allergies yet, I'm hoping she takes after her daddy, he doesn't have any allergies.
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    03/13/14
    My pediatrician told us that as long as there isn't any history of food allergies in me or my husbands history then we could give Avery scrambled eggs as young as 7mo. He said its a great source of dha and protein for little ones so the earlier the better - as long as a doctor gives the okay.

    We started with egg yokes anyway just to be safe and she gobbled them up! Now we don't worry about it :)
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    03/13/14
    Nice, I'm hoping our pediatrician tells us it's okay too.
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      03/13/14
      8Theresa Gould
      That's pretty much what we did too. We don't have any allergies per se but do have chemical sensitivities.
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