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When can I feed my baby dried fruits?
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Dr. Jane Lande
Pediatrics
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In brief: Variable
It depends somewhat on the fruit (how chewy it is) and how well your child chews.
Many toddlers do quite well with chewy soft raisins at 15-18 months for instance and others who cannot chew well for another year.

In brief: Variable
It depends somewhat on the fruit (how chewy it is) and how well your child chews.
Many toddlers do quite well with chewy soft raisins at 15-18 months for instance and others who cannot chew well for another year.
Dr. Jane Lande
Dr. Jane Lande
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: 2-3 years
Babies are too young for dried fruits (babies eat pureed or mashed up foods, after age 6 months).
Dried fruits are tough to chew, so a toddler who has baby molars and is actually chewing foods might be able to handle dried fruits. A younger toddler may just hold the dried fruit in his mouth for the sweet taste, and either swallow it whole or spit it out later (may be a choking risk sometimes).

In brief: 2-3 years
Babies are too young for dried fruits (babies eat pureed or mashed up foods, after age 6 months).
Dried fruits are tough to chew, so a toddler who has baby molars and is actually chewing foods might be able to handle dried fruits. A younger toddler may just hold the dried fruit in his mouth for the sweet taste, and either swallow it whole or spit it out later (may be a choking risk sometimes).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: 3 years
Wait at least 3, preferably more, years, as they can be a choking/aspiration/foreign body in nose hazard.

In brief: 3 years
Wait at least 3, preferably more, years, as they can be a choking/aspiration/foreign body in nose hazard.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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