chicken bones for babies to chew ?

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downgirl2182
chicken bones for babies to chew ?

Today was my sons 6 months check up. He did really good and only cried about 10 secs after his 4 shotsCry The doc said I can start him on pureed meats now a long with bread, toast,crackers, and little pieces of chicken. Now heres my question. The doc also said to give him ca rrots and chicken bones to chew on to help him teeth. Im not a doctor by any means but I dont find it safe for my baby to chew on darn chicken bones, or am I just being over protective?

   

   

foambrush
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 I wouldn't even give my dog chicken bones, carrots (raw) yes but chicken bones sounds like some witch Dr advice

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Green
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run hurry run far far away from this pediatrician... Chicken bones splinter not a good idea. ok, I have 4 kids and my teething secret is a a frozen washcloth (the thick velvet kind)  Get it wet but not soaked.  lay it on a plate flat in the freezer. After frozen Let your baby chew away. its cool and they love that it numbs and it allows them to bite down without worry of choking. When you wash it to rinse it twice in the rinse cycle without any softeners. When you use one put another in. A frozen washcloth will last a few hours.

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animestrinity
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

 My mother chewed on carrots as she was teething... caused her gums to get tough and they ended up having to slice her gums open for the teeth to pop out... she was evidently in a lot of pain since they couldn't break through... why don't you just get one of those vibrating teethers that you can stick in the freezer?

As for chicken bones... sounds like a choking hazzard to me 

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animestrinity
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

 And it sounds a bit unsanitary as well... 

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LadyCerridwen48
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

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And it sounds a bit unsanitary as well...

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That was my first thought.  Eiw.  I'd stick with teething rings and biscuits, leave the chicken bones for the stray cats in the neighborhood.

 

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downgirl2182
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

Im glad you guys thought the same thing I did. Like foam said I wont even give my dog if I had one chicked bones. Im way to scared of him choking and I dont want him to get any bones splintered in his mouth. I do have plenty of teething toys and I use organic teething biscuits as well. Now as for his dad he thinks Im being paranoid and a freak and says he will give them to him. Screw that I will break his face if he does. He thinks im to over protective of our son and dont let him do anything. HELLO hes only 6 months old

 

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Gunner
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

Look guys it sounds freaky but its one of those old school Grandma says kinda things... your child will not be able to splinter the bone in his mouth.  ( he should have told you the drum bone) but the belief is that the Marrow in the bones, do something to help the gums and the teeth come through, and supposedly to ease the babys soreness.   I guess its something along the lines of the old way of putting a steak on a bruise....

The only way your baby could possibly break the bone or get shards, is if he broke it, beating it on something....

But still I agrea with all the rest of you... there are way better methods now...

 

 

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fireANDice
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

Heay Downgirl2182!

I can understand your concern, but yes!  Give the little angel the BIG leg bone to chew on. It's hard to break, but has some great flavor while helping to get those teeth in.

 Also when he starts teething, give him some cold carrots to chew on.  It will help ease the pain, and has flavor, or big hunks of apple, or even a frozen banana!

Shots are always hard, on the baby and Mom.  I hated it as much as they did, also.  So I feel your pain.  But it needs to be done.  It's better than them getting a disease and dying!

 Your doing good Mom,... your doing good.  :)

 

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pigger
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

chicken bones? for reals? please just in case get a second opinion-that just sounds way wacky. when my kids were babies i did what green suggested-frozen wash cloths and they worked wonders. 

Anonymous Visitor
Re: chicken bones for babies to chew ?

yeh why not. cave people would've given their babies all sorts of bones. natural toy, not got any chemical residues, just natural wholesome flavour. and proper 'recycling'. :-)

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