At what age did you first try honey with your toddler?

okay, I know your little one is not supposed to have honey in the first year, but at what age are they safe to have it? at what age did you give your little one things sweetened with honey? or honey itself?

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JayGirlsMom

Asked by JayGirlsMom at 7:00 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Ive always heard after 2
    babysmama03

    Answer by babysmama03 at 7:54 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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  • After a year is safe, unless you have food allergies in the family. If you do, I would wait till past two.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:02 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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  • after one is safe. we waited till he was like 18months though i think not for any reason other then i didnt think he needed honey lol.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 7:11 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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  • Found this online:
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that raw honey not be given to infants under one year of age because of the rare possibility of being infected with the bacteria that causes botulism (Clostridium botulinum). Once a toddler reaches one year old, their digestive system is mature enough to kill any botulism germs
    3lilmonsters411

    Answer by 3lilmonsters411 at 8:34 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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  • After they turn a year is fine. My own daughter was 4 the first time she had it, just because I don't care for it, so I never had it at the house.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 9:07 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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  • my daughter never had like straight honey til she was almost 2..but she had honey nut cheerios at 1
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:33 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

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  • My son recently had his 1 yr. check-up. I asked the doctor, "Are there any foods that he SHOULD NOT have?" She said, "Honey" and of course anything else that he has shown an inversion to. But, she clearly stated honey and even made mention of things containing it like Honey Nut Cheerios.
    have2travel

    Answer by have2travel at 9:14 AM on Feb. 3, 2009

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  • I started giving my daughter honey at 3 and she loves it!
    mommytobrooke

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 7:28 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

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