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at what age can you give your child honey?


Asked by Bayareamommy510 at 6:17 PM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • I am not sure about the boutulism, but the biggest reason not to feed a child UNDER\ ONE honey is because the same stuff that makes people have an allergic reaction to bees is in honey. So basically you would be reisking an allergic reaction which acan be fatal in babies.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 1:34 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • BEYOUND 1 years old maybe 18 months, anytime before that you're asking for trouble.

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 6:21 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • They recommend after the age of 1- (don't ask me who they are though ;) )

    Answer by CarieP at 6:21 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Not before 2. Botulism is scary, don't risk it.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:31 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • honestly, i gave my son honey when he was like eight months old.
    i didnt know i shouldnt
    i had NO idea.
    he was fine, thank God, but i wouldn't reccomend it before one year.

    Answer by mommykayti at 6:35 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I've always heard 2yrs old

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Not before 2 because it can cause Botulism in kids under that.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:40 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Don't give him honey it's not good for him before 2.

    Answer by cstitch03 at 8:24 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • After the age of 1

    Answer by Lyss77 at 11:03 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • I know for a fact that it is not due to allergies. Never give an infant under the age of one honey. This is what all of the pediatricians say. I should know. My son had infant botulism at the age of 5 months. He didn't get it from honey, Karo Syrup, or spoiled food. He got it from a spore that came from disturbed soil. He spent 2 months in the hospital. It could have been much worse. Thankfully, he did not have to have help breathing and spend 6 months in the hospital. We came extremely close to losing him.

    Answer by dustbunny at 11:51 PM on Apr. 27, 2009

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