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What do Japanese babies eat?

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#61 SheenaGreena

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 02:43 AM

My sis and I grew up eating lots of tuna since we could eat solid food and we never had any problems and checked out fine physically. However, that was 20 years ago and the mercury levels in fish might be higher now.

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yep, I grew up eating a lot of tuna and a lot of salt grilled mackeral (my favorite fish). I hear that mackeral has a lot of mercury...but I think that the health benefits of eating oily fish outweigh the mercury. I am always hearing that you should eat "blue fish"...basically fish that are oily.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

As a new(ish) parent I think that this thread is very interesting. But I have to say that the children of EG forum members is probably a statistically skewed sample of what American children will eat.

My kids also chow down on (raw) veggies and (cooked) fish. Although my 2 year old calls any kind of meat (including fish) a cheeseburgersandwich. I'm pretty sure he's never actually had a real cheese burger.

I'm considering getting him some natto, Japanese kids like that, right?
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#63 torakris

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

I'm considering getting him some natto, Japanese kids like that, right?

Most Japanese kids love natto, mine all ate it when they were young though my oldest (and pickiest) won't touch it any more. Just a warning, no matter how careful you are it will get everywhere. Hair, clothes, chair, table and surrounding walls. I used to strip my kids down to their diaper and then throw them in the bath afterwards...

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#64 smallworld

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

Funny, my boy (1 1/2 years) is the only baby/toddler I know who doesn't like natto. He seems to like the flavour but really hates the stickiness.
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