(Closed) Rib bones ok for my 5 months old?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

um…that doesn’t sound ok to me at all. a bone could splinter and cut the baby’s mouth, or a peice could chip off and be a choking hazard. i wouldn’t allow that if i were you…if he/she needs something to chew on, stick to teething toys please!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Only ok if the “baby” is a puppy.  WTH?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m gonna go with no.  Too easy to choke on.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I do know someone who lets her baby hold on to a chicken drumstick bone and the woman claims her  baby loves sucking and biting on the bone but I think her baby is almost a year old, so maybe 5 months is too young for that

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Uh Heck no this is not okay, a bone a baby could choke on!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are they from a different state/culture than you? Because maybe thats why they have totally diffferent ideas of whats safe for the baby. You should bring it up when you go to the doctor and have your husband hear that doctor say that its not safe then maybe he will stop listening to his mom so much

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Warning: I am going against the grain here.

 

I actually gnawed on rib bones when I was a baby.  So did my brothers, cousins, parents. Obviously we were watched closely while we gnawed on the bones, but the flavor is nice and apparently we were content. 

Rib bones, yes.  Chicken bones?  ABOSOLUTELY NOT!!  Chicken bones can splinter very easily and be caught in the baby’s throat or cut their mouth. 

Having said that, I firmly believe that a mother’s wishes should be honored.  If you don’t want your baby to have something, then others should respect your wishes and not give it to your baby. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly it doesn’t sound all that far-out to me.

When I read the book “Real Food For Mother & Baby” by natural-food-guru Nina Planck, I recall her talking about letting her son chew on lamb bones.

And I also do not think it’s treating the baby like a dog just because both happen to be chewing on a bone.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

It’s not even ok for dogs. So I would say no, unless you are holding it the whole time. Even then, pieces of bone disintegrate or could cut their tongue/throat.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Um, NO.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@kperry3: Red-meat bones are OK for dogs, cooked and uncooked. It’s cooked poultry bones that are bad.

That said, not sure about for babies. I suspect that if he doesn’t have teeth there won’t be much chance for splintering, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other concerns with bones, like choking. The bottom line though is, you don’t want your kid to have them, so no one should give them to him! Your Mother-In-Law sounds very disrespectful. Hopefully your husband can help back you up on this, going to a doc and having him/her explain sounds like a good idea.

 

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