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What age is safe to start feeding peanut butter?

My daughter is 20 months old- when can I start giving her peanut butter?

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Asked by newmamanew2town at 2:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • if there is no history of peanut allergy in the family, and if (s)he is a good chewer, 9-12 months.

    Answer by sprime at 2:07 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I'm pretty sure the rule is 1 year, not positive though.

    Answer by mompam at 2:08 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Depends on if there is a peanut allergy in the family... and is sh a good eater (doesn't choke easily).

    Answer by MKSers at 2:16 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • No allergies that I know of... I always thought it was 2 years old for peanut butter and honey... I can't remember though

    Comment by newmamanew2town (original poster) at 2:18 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I was always told 2 years so that is what I did.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 2:25 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My pedi told me to hold off on peanut butter for awhile, he's 13 months now. If he gets any peanuts, its in little doses, like in a bite of ice cream or crackers. I thought I heard 2 yrs though.

    Answer by Stephernie88 at 2:28 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • We don't have any history of peanut allergies in our families so we started giving it to our kids at a little over a yr.

    Answer by mom2abby06 at 3:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • According to my doctor and everything I have read, you should wait til at least 2. Otherwise, you run the risk of her developing an allergy.

    Answer by SUSAN81900 at 3:08 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • You are supposed to wait until at least 2 if you have no knows allergies to peanuts...That being daughter was 11 months old and my sister was babysitting her, gave her a cracker with peanutbutter on it and she had to be rushed to the emergency room because she went into anaphylactic shock...nobody that we know has food allergies. So I suggest anytime to give your child something new that you keep a close eye on them for any reaction. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 times to be introduced to certain foods before there is a reaction. Normally if there is no history of an allergy you should be fine though...I dont want to scare everyone into never feeding thier child anything new.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 3:09 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Our pediatrician told us 2, so that's how long we waited with my son even though we don't have any peanut allergies in our family.

    Answer by Sillieguze at 6:43 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

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