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 When did you give peanut butter?

I've seen on the Internet, that you shouldn't give you kids peanut butter for a couple years.
Is this true? My MIL gave my daughter a bit of peanut butter cookie and nothing happened, so just wondering if it's safe?

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 8 Feb 2012 11:42 PM
 30 Jun 2007
 Victoria
Tropical777
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That is old school thinking. The only thing that you are supposed to avoid until the kids are 1 is honey. And that's only because it's unpasturized and there is a risk of botulism. Oh! And milk.

DH has been eating PB since he was 10 months old and just loves it on waffles.

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 8 Feb 2012 11:43 PM
 3 Mar 2010
 Calgary
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I think the standard is to wait for a year, unless you have a family history of allergies. As I have a fish and peanut allergy and my ODS has a peanut allergy (YDS is allergy free), DD won't be getting peanut butter until she is well past age 2. No fish until then either. But you also have to go with your comfort zone. Babies all around the world get peanut exposures early and no allergies...

Allergic reactions also don't happen with the first exposure. It is only with subsequent exposures that a reaction will show up (from my allergist).

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 9 Feb 2012 12:17 AM
 14 May 2011
MyKidsRock
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We waited until ODD was able to communicate to us that something was wrong. I think it was around 18 months old, although I wanted to wait even longer.

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 9 Feb 2012 12:27 AM
 30 Dec 2009
wildred
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He found a peanut shell on the floor at 8 months and started sucking on it (my brother had just dropped it) frown . No reaction so we have been feeding him peanut butter ever since. We have no family history of peanut allergies.

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 9 Feb 2012 12:49 AM
 2 Sep 2005
 Edmonton, Alberta
dreamer21
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10 months. I actually wish we'd done it sooner. We have no family history of allergies to anything let alone peanuts, so I was just scared because of everything I had read. Looking back, it was irrational in our case to wait that long. I would have liked to have started at 8 or 9 months.

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 9 Feb 2012 3:55 AM
 17 Aug 2009
 Other side of the pond
LilMrsHappy
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5 months, one of his first foods was pb toast. We have no family history of allergies so the only thing we've waited on is honey smile

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 9 Feb 2012 7:06 AM
 30 Oct 2005
 GTA
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DD has anaphylactic allergies, but not to nuts. I think we gave her pb before a year and it was all good. I am delaying pb and some other allergens until after age 1 on the advice of his ped on account of DD's allergies.

For the record, we had no family history of allergies. Not to freak anyone out, but you need to be aware that it can happen anyway. FWIW, knowing of the new research, I wouldn't delay foods with a child with no family history. It's not worth excessive worry, just vigilance. smile

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 9 Feb 2012 7:17 AM
 20 Oct 2008
oceansand09
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My local PHN said anytime after 6 months, unless there is a family history of allergies...

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 9 Feb 2012 7:50 AM
 8 Nov 2008
BabyG
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We gave DS PB at 9 or 10 months. I agree with PPs, if there is no family history they are saying now it's ok not to wait.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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