Peanut Butter?

Christina - posted on 03/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son just turned a year old yesterday (13th of March) and I am wondering when is a good time to start giving him peanut butter.

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Bonnie - posted on 03/14/2011

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I was told it is best to wait until they are 3 years old to introduce peanut butter or any type of nuts. If you give it too soon, it can bring on an allergic reaction. Although, they say if there is no allergies in your family, it should be okay. It is totally up to you if you want to try.

Lauren - posted on 03/14/2011

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u shudnt start giving nuts until they are at least 2 but im sure if the family has no nut alligies shud be fine x

Maria - posted on 03/14/2011

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The official age is 1 year. So go ahead. The only reason they say to wait till a year old to give it to them is if they are allergic to it, then it is easier to get them the care they need at that age and recover from it. Giving them peanut butter or any other food "too early" doesn't make them more likely to be allergic it just makes it harder to treat. The important thing is when you introduce a new food observe them and notice and allergy signs. I wouldn't worry too much. :)

Rachel - posted on 03/14/2011

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It really depends on your situation i think a year is good if your family doesnt have any peanut or nut allergies.

Alicia - posted on 03/14/2011

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im not overly sure when youre suppose to introduce it. but i heard after a year, and thats when i gave it to my daughter. i started small with peanut butter crackers then went to toast, and now she loves pb and jelly sandwiches!

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