Safe cookies and crackers for little ones?

Posted on: Tue, 04/13/1999 - 8:16am
Shan's picture
Joined: 04/05/1999 - 09:00

Does anyone know of a safe cookie and healthy cracker I can give my 13 month old daughter for snacks while out? I had been giving her mini rice cakes, but I read somewhere on here that they might not be safe? Thanks! Shan

Posted on: Tue, 04/13/1999 - 10:59am
dhumphries's picture
Joined: 02/02/1999 - 09:00

Hi Shan,
I have always given my two year old the Gerber cookies and snack crackers. They do not list pnts in ingredients, but of course I would suggest calling them first if you feel unsafe.

Posted on: Sun, 04/18/1999 - 2:12am
Shan's picture
Joined: 04/05/1999 - 09:00

Thanks Debbie. I have been giving my dd Gerber cookies so I quess I'll just continue to since I'm weary so far of other brands. Shan

Posted on: Sun, 04/18/1999 - 3:13am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Shan and Debbie,
If you go to "show topics of last 45 days" under Recipes, Snacks - upper right hand corner and click on it, there is a Topic "Gerber" and the discussion on how safe their products are and their web site.
Stay Safe!
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited April 18, 1999).]

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/1999 - 6:51am
MCouchie's picture
Joined: 05/18/1999 - 09:00

I contacted Gerber as soon as my son had his reaction and was told they absolutely 100% do not use any peanut products or extracts in ANY of their products. This is one of the reasons I only feel safe giving him baby food until I get more dietary information and see an allergist.

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/1999 - 1:54pm
amraff1's picture
Joined: 05/17/1999 - 09:00

I need to find a cracker safe for me and gerber doesn't cut it. Help I don't think I can deal with this

Posted on: Tue, 06/01/1999 - 5:58am
carolynn's picture
Joined: 03/09/1999 - 09:00

Hi - I'm in Canada and have given my little guy (after calling the co. of course) Farley's biscuits and Heinz "Giggles & Bites" cookies as well as Heinz Nutrios. (like Cheerios)My little one is 13 months also. I was told they make no product containing peanut products in their plant. So far we have had no problem and the little guy loves the biscuits and the little cookies, which was a relief as I was worrying I'd have to feed him baby food for the rest of his life!! (so far these are the only snacks he has besides fruit, veggies and toast or homemade "cake" with no egg or milk - all his snacks are the Heinz brand so far).

Posted on: Mon, 01/10/2000 - 1:56am
tynebaby's picture
Joined: 01/02/2000 - 09:00

I've been using ritz crackers because my son is also milk allergic and ritz doesn't have milk. Does anyone know if these are safe. We haven't had any problems.

Posted on: Mon, 01/10/2000 - 8:57am
CVB in CA's picture
Joined: 10/15/1999 - 09:00

We have used Lundberg organic rice cakes without incident for 3 years. They don't have any of the flavored type rice cakes like Quaker or Hain. My kids prefer the wild rice cake, don't like the rice cake with seaweed and soy sauce flavor. These only come as big rice cakes.
The cracker I have used is from Canada with a red oval on the package and called "stoned wheat", obviously not for wheat allergic. I also have had good luck with a baby style rice bar from Earth's Best baby food. This is a fruit and brown rice concoction that looks like a granola bar. It's usually right next to the baby cereal and teething crackers.
All of these items are available here in northern CA at Whole Foods. The wheat crackers are carried in all the mainline grocers such as Safeway, Raleys, Albertsons, etc.
I have been very suspicious of ritz. There was a mini ritz bits snack out here of two small ritz crackers with peanut butter in the middle. I haven't seen it for a few months, so maybe it was a flop.

Posted on: Wed, 01/12/2000 - 1:06am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Hi CVB in CA...Yes, Ritz still makes those 'Ritz Bitz' crackers with p'nut butter and cheese on the inside. But, don't be fooled by the 'cheese' flavor, as it has 'peanuts' listed in their ingredient listing.
I have had good luck with 'Town House' Crackers and of course, Nabisco saltine crackers. She has also eaten 'Club' crackers with no problems.

Posted on: Wed, 01/12/2000 - 4:35am
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Anonymous (not verified)

My son loves the "Club" crackers also and has eaten them without any problems. His favorite snack is having the Club crackers with Swiss cheese on top.
Stay Safe.


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