Are Cheerios PA safe?

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I'm getting ready to begin finger foods for my 9 month old son. Are Cheerios safe??

On Mar 12, 2006

We've been giving our PA daughter Cheerios for 2 years with no problems. You do need to always check the labeling on the box of course, as they make some nut containing varieties (e.g. honey nut). But I do trust the labeling of this company and we just make sure we dont eat the varieties with nut ingredients or "may contain" statements.

On Mar 12, 2006

The plain ones in the yellow box are safe. I've grown to trust General Mills labeling. Some of their other varieties contain almond. My PA, TNA, and egg allergic daughter eats them regularly.

Just always read ingredients each time you purchase because they can change how they manufacture food at any time!!

On Mar 12, 2006

Enjoylife foods also makes a cheerio type cereal that is allergen free that is called Perky O's. They are quite good and are also nut and wheat free. You will find them at [url="http://www.allerygrocer.com,"]www.allerygrocer.com,[/url] [url="http://www.glutenfreemall.com,"]www.glutenfreemall.com,[/url] and [url="http://www.enjoylifefoods.com."]www.enjoylifefoods.com.[/url]

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On Mar 12, 2006

My daughter has been eating plain/original/yellow box Cheerios for many years - no problems.

------------------ Keep Smiling DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

On Mar 12, 2006

We have also eaten the regular Cheerios and have been fine. I see the honey nut variety was mentioned. Also watch for the Frosted Cheerios. My DD was almost given these in the past by a relative. When I read the box it had almonds listed. That has been a few years ago, but you never know. Just make sure you always read everything. Things change, manufacturing practices change, and things that are safe today may not be tomorrow!!

On Mar 12, 2006

My 8y.o. PA son has been eating Cheerios nearly on a daily basis since he was able to put them in his mouth! He has never, ever had so much as a hive while eating them. Definately a safe option and a great snack for babies! Enjoy!

On Mar 12, 2006

My almost 9 year old son has been eating the plain Cheerios since he was a baby as well without a problem.

On Mar 12, 2006

Thank you so much for the replies. I plan on trying Cheerios this weekend. I'm a nervous wreck trying to figure out what I can and can't try. I'm afraid I'll overlook something. I hate this! Thanks!

On Mar 13, 2006

the best advice i ever received is read the lables and if you dont trust the company or its a brand name you havent heard of tham just skip it to be safe! the major companys always list the possiability of containing peanuts. i feel safe sticking with the major brand names because i know that i can trust them.

On Mar 13, 2006

Cheerios contain wheat which is one of the major allergens. The AAAI recommends no wheat until at the child is at least one. I gave my DD a similar cereal (Oatios, I think was the name) which contained only oats, not wheat. When she was about 14 months or so I started giving her regular cheerios and some pasta.

------------------ Ellen Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

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