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I don’t know when to try my son with peanut butter. He is 14 months old. How old were your little ones when you tried. And what do I look out for? Thanks


Posted anonymously, 2nd January 2014


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  • I can’t remember how hold my daughter was when I gave her peanut butter, but I remember it was just a tiny bit at first and I watched her carefully for any signs of trouble.


  • I’d try now – unless you have a family history of nut allergies you should be fine. Try a little on the lips first then a tiny bit on toast. I personally think people leave it too late to expose to certain foods – if exposed sooner they may be less likely to react.


  • I would try what Mel1 has suggested. A little on the skin, then lips, then bread.


  • Most kids are fine, it’s only the minority that are allergic. If you or hubby are allergic to nuts, keep a close watch of avoid. If not, just introduce slowly, eg a bite of yeast with peanut butter on


  • oh jeepers – I found out the hard way massive nut allergy at about 14 months, just be careful lovey


  • i was told at 8 months by the child Youth Nurse and i did with both mine and never had an issue, but each child is different. a tiny bit on a slice of toast.


  • About 1 and a half …. watch out for any changes…swelling, rash, wheezing etc


  • my son was nearly 2, I was so worried but he was fine.


  • My little girl was just over one, we are lucky because we are right near the hospital


  • Try rubbing a tiny bit on the inside of his wrist. If any redness develops avoid it and have him tested. If no redness, rub a little on his lip. If no swelling or redness, let him try a tiny bit on bread. Hopefully he can tolerate it.


  • From 12 months you can try. As long as he doesn’t get red, swelling, itching etc he should be fine.


  • I first gave it to my son at 6 months old just a very light spread of it on toast and he was fine he’s now 4 and loves it on toast and his sandwiches.
    Things to look for red face, spots, swelling of the face.


  • Put some on toast just a quarte piece and thinly spread and see how that goes


  • just try a little bit at first


  • there are some good comments here


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