Peanut Butter

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What is everybody's feelings on feeding young kids peanut butter? My doctor says to wait until my daughter is 3-5 years old, but I have been reading some stuff that says kids who wait until after they are 1 to try peanut butter have a higher risk of allergies.

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Patricia - posted on 12/13/2012

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If the parents have allergies then more than likely the kids will. I would ask why they doctor is having you wait.

Diane - posted on 04/08/2009

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both my kids had peanut butter at 6 mths just a little on the finger to see how they went, after that they had it on toast etc, and my son can not go a day without it lol but i also have no family history of nut allergies (not on my side anyway) and they both have peanuts!!

Heather - posted on 04/08/2009

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I started, with dr. permission, at 1. but we made sure it was super thin, and we waited a few days b4 trying it again. If the child is going to have a reaction, it will happend very quickly. Just whenever you do chose to try it, make sure it is a day that you have open to look for allergic reactions. And for the first couple of times, do not give before a nap. Peanut allergies are very dangerious.

Kelli - posted on 04/08/2009

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If there's no history of peanut allergies in your family its okay to give them peanut butter. I would personally wait till they are close to turning one or after one.

Jen - posted on 04/07/2009

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I was told not to give it until 2 because of nut allergies. We don't have any niut allergies, but we're still waiting until our daughter is 2. I was thinking of asking her doctor at her 18 month visit in June.

Christina - posted on 04/07/2009

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My opinion is to wait until 1 unless you have an allergy  for peanuts in the family then wait till 3. sometimes if we give kids stuff too early and they arent ready for it thier bodies atacks it like a bad thing and starts allergies...

Meagan - posted on 04/07/2009

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Does your family have a history of peanut allergies? Because if not, there should be no problem. My daughter was 9 months old when we gave her peanut butter and she is fine. I have heard doctor's say to wait until they are one year old. However, the more things that we keep from our children, the more chance that they will develop an allergy to those things.

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