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At what age is it okay to give children peanut butter?

Peanut butter comes in so many different snacks and foods nowaday, when is it safe to give a child peanutbutter?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:22 AM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Health

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  • I believe the AAP recommends after the 2nd birthday.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:22 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I waited until 3, but I think 2 is a typical age.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:33 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • My DD is 17 months old and i just started her on it and i have to tell you she LOVES IT. I just do a very little at a time.By no means is she eating peanut butter sandwiches.

    Answer by raemommy at 2:56 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Lol! I thought it was one year. All my kids had it at one year except my daughter. She got a hold of her brother's sandwich at about 7 months!! If you have no history of food allergies in your family I don't think you need to be quite as concerned.

    Answer by micheledo at 6:51 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Two! You can substitute sunflower seed butter or soynut butter.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:49 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • both my kids were eating peanut butter by the age of 1

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:08 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • It depends on the kid, the family food sensitivities or allergies, and the individual recommendation of the pediatrician caring for your child. Ours had it shortly after turning one.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:13 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

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