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when can I give my children peanut butter

currently 16 month old twins

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danaagnes

Asked by danaagnes at 8:17 PM on Jun. 16, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • you're supposed to wait til they are 1 for peanuts so after that i started to give my daughter peanut butter. i just spread it very thin so it wasn't too hard for her to swallow.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 8:18 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • I did not give it until at least two.
    my2kids312

    Answer by my2kids312 at 8:43 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • My son was about 9 months old. If you don't have a family history of allergies it should be ok by the 1st birthday. As with any new food, watch for signs of allergy. Spread it very thin or spread butter on the bread first, then the peanut butter, it makes it easier to swallow.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:54 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Peanuts, tree nuts, chocolate, honey should not be given to a child before age 2.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:18 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • My ped recently told me they bumped that to age 3...
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 10:42 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 10:46 AM on Jun. 17, 2009

  • yep, it's age 3 now!
    sweetheart4171

    Answer by sweetheart4171 at 6:03 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • My kids have been eating peanuts since they were one. You dont develop the alergy too it, you are born with it. So it really doesnt matter when you give it to them, if they are alergic to it, it will show wether they are one, two or three years old.
    forevermom75

    Answer by forevermom75 at 3:48 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

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