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Honey?

When is okay to start giving your LO honey is it 1 or 2 years old?

 
mommy_of_two388

Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 3:03 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I'd ask the doctor to be safe- giving a kid honey is dangerous if it's too early-
    ItsMe89

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 3:04 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • I think they say two years but i could be wrong.
    DilsMommy

    Answer by DilsMommy at 3:08 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • the general rule is 12 months.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 3:09 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • The label says they should be 1yr. Some moms won't give the babies any till they are 4 years. I know I would say 2 yrs. myself. Also think asking there dr. is best.
    SassyDee01963

    Answer by SassyDee01963 at 3:10 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • "Honey is safe for children age 1 and older, and kids are happy to take it because it tastes good," says researcher Ian Paul, MD, a member of the AAP's clinical pharmacology and therapeutics committee. Dark honeys, such as buckwheat, may work best because they're higher in antioxidants. Give half a teaspoon to children ages 1 to 5 years and one teaspoon to kids ages 6 to 11. But never give honey to babies younger than 1; they can get botulism from bacteria in it.

    FOUND THIS BUT i THINK I'LL WAIT ANOTHER 6 MONTHS TILL HE'S 18 MONTHS SO I CAN ASK A DOCTOR HE JUST HAD HIS 12 MONTH WELLNESS BUT I FORGOT TO ASK THIS
    mommy_of_two388

    Comment by mommy_of_two388 (original poster) at 3:14 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • Why give it to young children at all? The fewer the sweets the better.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 3:21 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • why would they "take a teaspoon"? its not like its medicine. they just eat it on food right?
    Butterflysky_24

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 3:21 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

  • actually natural honey has been shown to lessen allergies naturally. Honey contains various ingredients, including pollen allergens and components of honeybees
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 4:19 PM on Jul. 15, 2010

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