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When can a human baby safely eat eggs?

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Human babies can safely eat eggs beginning at six months, when solid foods have been introduced, says BabyCenter. When introducing eggs for the first time, they should be eaten separately from any other allergy-causing foods, such as peanut butter and cow's milk.

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Introducing eggs should be done with only one or two bites to be sure that the baby does not have an egg allergy, explains BabyCenter. Signs of an allergic reaction are itchy or watery eyes, itchy or runny nose, skin rash or hives, swelling, and a sore throat. Babies should only eat eggs that are fully cooked to avoid food poisoning from salmonella bacteria.

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