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    Default Peanut Butter

    When can they have it? I remember the peds saying no peanuts because of choking but we have no peanut allergies so I was wondering if she can have peanut butter. She's staring down my peanut butter and jelly bagel.

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    We have no family history of any food allergies...gave 26 month old son peanut butter...HELLOOO...allergic reaction. (Not severe -- he's okay ). When we took him to doc's office to check this out a few days later, we saw nurse practitioner whose daughter has many food allergies, so obviously quite knowledgable about this in real life and in practice. She said she is now telling people to not try peanut butter until age 3 -- "their little immune systems just can't handle it." So, if I were you I wouldn't do it yet. There are lots of things in life worth waiting for --- like peanut butter!

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    Default Re: Peanut Butter

    Even with out a history of allergies, it's best to wait until after the year point. And then even then...some stuff waits to show it's self as a problem. If she's over a year, you can give her some peanut butter to taste.

    Examples of things manifesting later....DJ always gets a nasty welty diaper rashy thing on his Bum if he's fed citrus for more than one day in a row. He also get a rash on his face and butt this week from eating corn twice. You have to really watch what happens....

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    Default Re: Peanut Butter

    Personally I'd wait - but I'm coming from the perspective of just finding out about DS food allergies. I was pretty sure he'd test postive to cow milk & egg, but they tested for a variety of things and he's also tested positive for things like tree nuts. Food allergies are pretty scary. Its not fun to watch your LO get sick from something you gave them to eat.

    It's a pain - but since DS wants to have some of whatever DH and I are eating, we've decided to modify our diets and when DS is around only eat things DS can have.
    Lynn
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    Default Re: Peanut Butter

    I've also heard that if your child has had eczema to wait until 3.
    Steff, proud mom to:
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    Default Re: Peanut Butter

    I gave my son peanut butter at 14 months. So far so good. But we have no history of allergies.
    Caylen Koen Chew (25/05/06)
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    Thanks everyone. I have to admit that she tasted some of it...turn your back for one second. No reaction, but I don't think I'll be serving her PB&J anytime soon.

    Mama to my little Diva: Miss K (7/15/06)
    And her little sister: Lulu Pie (3/21/09)

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    Default Re: Peanut Butter

    We gave small tastes around 11 months. He eats PB&J sandwhiches at 16 months now. I don't give it to him more than 2x a week. Its funny that in some places its preached "no PB until 3 or 2" and yet at our daycare, it is a regular snack for all the kids (PB and graham crackers)
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    Default Re: Peanut Butter

    Our ped. Allergist said that he recc children not be introduced to peanut products until they are at least 2 (regardless of hx of allergies). He is probably being conservative but we're going to follow his advice. An allergy to PB may be relatively rare but it is a scary one.

    Jennifer
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    Default Re: Peanut Butter

    The Vermont Country Store catalog sells Sunflower Seed butter as a substitute. I have not tried it, but I may order a jar and check it out.

    I often make Hummus sandwiches for my 10 month old so that we can be on-the-go with lunch, but I really do look forward ot giving her peanut butter. Its such an easy and complete food...I eat it pretty often, myself.

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