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Is this safe to do?

I am having a small oyster roast and was wondering what the moms here think about letting my 18 month old have an oyster!


Asked by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on Dec. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (7)
  • Raw oysters can cause botulism. If she has had shrimp then it should be fine...just watch her closely. My dd is 2.5 years and she has been eating all seafood since 12 months.

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 2:27 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Your baby is not old enough, nor is his digestion strong enough for an oyster. Oysters can carry botulism and it is best if he eat something other than this.

    Answer by singnstitch at 2:05 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I would say let them try it. very attentive and watch for allergies. Also, make sure there is something else for the child to eat, because he may not like

    Answer by Mom2Dano at 2:05 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I thought botulism came from canned or preserved food?! anywho...shellfish can cause serious allergies but so can amillion other things. let him try it then watch him for his reaction SMALL AMOUNT ONLY! would be my suggestion

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 2:11 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • She has had every other "adult" food except these I have given her shrimp and fish and she did fine. Was just wondering why singsstitch says they can cause botulism I thought that was honey that caused that and her doctor said honey is fine after 12 months

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • I'd wait til 2years. shellfish is a strong allergen.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Thank You texasgurl33 I was hoping someone had a child that has all seafood experience!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Dec. 4, 2009