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Can an 18 month old have shrimp?

Just gave her a pretty large one, cut-up, and she ate it all and said more. Just want to make sure that's okay? No shellfish allergies in the family that I know of, I think she's had a little shrimp before.

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Asked by staciandababy at 8:24 PM on May. 9, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Well if she hasn't had a reaction then it should be fine. I personally would've waited a bit longer though since shellfish reactions can be severe. I'm waiting until DS is two at least. :\

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • My children had sea food at a year as was okayed my their ped. since there is no family history. I think you were fine.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:38 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • My son has eaten shrimp, crab, salmon, swai and tuna before. Because there was no family history of shellfish allergies or any allergies for that matter his Pedi okayed him at a year or so. Just watch to make sure isn't having any hives, trouble breathing, or acting funny. BTW can I have some? lol

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 9:01 PM on May. 9, 2011

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