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Thank you everyone! I wanted to start trying peanut butter but was afraid of allergies. I am pretty confident that I have waited long enough since she is 18 months old. I believe I will try a light peanut butter spread on a sandwich for her and watch to make sure she is not allergic. Thanks again!
Angela - posted on 06/26/2009
i started to give peanut butter when my little girl turned 1 which was a couple of weeks ago...no allergic reactions so i plan to continue giving it to her. In regards to peanuts...i might just wait til she has most of her teeth and i know she can chew them properly....around 3 years old i think. she has no teeth atm so definetely not now.
Lynlee - posted on 06/26/2009
I think our son was about a year old when we started giving him peanut butter on toast but just a thin scraping. It was crunchy though but I just watched him with it and he was fine. He has eaten nuts since about 18 months. He is two and a half now and I just warn him that there are nuts in what he is eating and he has to chew it properly. He has never choked on one yet, but of course you should always be in the room when they eat and monitor them and if not sure wait longer.
Heather - posted on 06/26/2009
I didn't give my children nuts or peanut butter until around 2 to 2 1/2 yrs. I waited until I felt confident that they were chewing everything very well. My first child I waited until he was at least 3 because I worried about the nuts getting caught in his throat. I think you just have to know how well your child chews food and base your opinion on that. I would wait a few days after giving the peanut or peanut butter before doing so again to check for any signs of allergies.
I started giving my son a very thin layer of peanut butter (so thin you could hardly tell it was there) on toast when he was about 11 months per my nutritionist's ok. She had me do it once and wait a few days to make sure there wasn't an allergic reaction, which there wasn't. So his snack many days was toast with a thin layer of peanut butter, cut into tiny squares with a pizza cutter. As for nuts? I don't plan on giving my son nuts or anything hard until I'm confident he has the chewing thing under his belt. He's 20 months right now, and I don't see him being ready for nuts anytime soon. Maybe someone with an older toddler can help with that part of your question.
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