Peanut Butter

Brenda - posted on 06/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




At what age can you give toddlers peanut butter? My son is 19 months old and I have not introduced him to it yet.


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Brenda - posted on 06/23/2010




Thanks friends, this is great news...I'm going to buy peanut butter tomorrow and introduce Matthew...with caution. I'm sure he'll like it. Love the idea to put it on a cracker...he often eats crackers with jam so a little peanut butter will catch his taste buds. Cheers!

Brittany - posted on 06/17/2010




I gave it to my son around 12 months and he was fine, I gave it to him about two weeks later and he broke out in hives from head to toe. took him to the allergy doctor sure enough hes allergic.(hes now almost 4) Just be careful because it might not trigger the first time, if your really worried I would suggest getting him tested, but all kids are different :)

September - posted on 06/17/2010




Our son ate peanut butter for the first time around 13 months old. He is now 19 months and loves it! :)

Lyndsay - posted on 06/17/2010




I was told that it was safe to do so after they reach one year of age.

Julie - posted on 06/17/2010




I gave my son a small taste at 9 months and then again around 12. He has been eating it regularly since about 18-20 months and loves it. He is 25 months now.

Kyla - posted on 06/17/2010




my son has had it for ages!!! he is nearly two now and he tried it and loves it. it hasnt caused any reaction but all kids are different. x

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You could have given it to him as early as a year. Some doctors say 15 months other say 18 months, most say 12 months.

Things to consider, is there a history of a peanut allergy in your family. If there is, you may want to discuss things first with his doctor to determine what his chances are of having an allergy.

There is speculation that children have reactions when younger because their bodies stomachs aren't ready to break down a protein found in peanut butter and that is why I was told to wait till my son turned 1. Two weeks after his first birthday we gave him peanut butter and haven't looked back since.

When you go to introduce it to him just spread some thinly on a cracker.

There are more people out their claiming their children have an allergy then people who actually have the allergy.

Bring on the peanut butter and enjoy!

Erin - posted on 06/17/2010




Myson's pediatrician told me one yr so that's when I gave it to him. I watched him to make sure he didn't have a reaction. He was fine and has been eating it since (he's 2 and1/2 now).
I've heard people say all different ages. To be safe I would call and ask your child's pediatrician.

Melissa - posted on 06/16/2010




When I took my son to his one year check up 2 weeks ago his pediatrician told me to go ahead and introduce it to him. She said that at one time they wanted to wait until 2 yrs because of allergies but they are finding that waiting so long is what is causing the allergy. So I would go ahead and give him a little but watch him.

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