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11/04/2012, 06:29 PM
I've made a yummy pumpkin soup tonight with a bit of cayenne pepper. I added it without thinking. Is it okay to give some to my baby? If not, how is it bad for them? She is 10.5 months old. Thanks!
11/04/2012, 06:34 PM
I wouldn't think so. My babies all had curry and chilli in what ever I ate from around 6/7 months.
All 4 babies never had any problem with it. We eat a lot of spicy food and at 2, 4, 6 and 8 they all eat food hotter than most people I know.
11/04/2012, 06:38 PM
As long as it's not too spicy it should be fine
(might not be pretty in the nappy if bub has too much though LOL)
My DD didn't eat much when she was under 12mths old, but one thing she did like was sweet chilli sauce LOL She liked to dip veges in it, as well as all the usual things one would dip in sauce (homemade chicken nuggets, homemade chips/roast potato, etc...)
11/04/2012, 06:38 PM
I can't imagine it would be bad. Children all around the world eat spices everyday.
11/04/2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks for your reply. My mum seems to think her digestive tract is not up for it at this age. The taste doesn't bother her but I'm worried of messing with her insides
11/04/2012, 06:42 PM
I knew a 2yo in Indonesia who could not get enough sambal (chilli). It had to be hidden form him lol. It's fine but not too much as it burns the bum!
11/04/2012, 07:11 PM
we eat spicy food (but i do tone it down for the little ones) and no worries here!
11/04/2012, 09:40 PM
My poor little one, she did have a few overdoses of chilli and screamed at nappy time, oops. Nothing a good slather of Desitin didn't fix!
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