To PBJ or not to PBJ

 

So – what are folks recommendations on peanuts/peanut butter?

My books say not until 2 years old or older – may trigger peanut allergies.

Her doctor says, after a year, it is up to you – the jury is still out.

As a vegetarian, I’d like to offer PB.

Daycare is happily feeding peanut butter to all the other 1 year olds, except the ONE with a known Peanut allergy.

None of us have ever had a peanut allergy.  We LOVE peanuts.

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8 Responses to “To PBJ or not to PBJ”

  1. Maysun Says:

    We have Chance PB after one year. Neither of us had peanut allergies, so we felt relatively safe. We did watch him carefully, though. He loves peanut butter and now that he’s older, peanuts in granola bars. It’s a great protein source.

  2. Gabrielle Says:

    Our family didn’t have any peanut allergies either, but at 18 months we discovered my daughter had a peanut allergy. I would say try a small amount a few times at home (you react usually after the 2nd or 3rd time trying it), but have some benadryl nearby just in case.

    p.s. I LOVE peanut butter too – it’s such a drag not to be able to have it. But my daughter’s worth it 🙂

  3. jerusha kilgore Says:

    The recommendation on Highly Susceptible Foods used to be 12 months == things like egg whites, peanuts, etc. The odds are going to be lower if none of you are allergic.

    I *sooo* wish I was where you are today!

    WaH!

  4. screamofcontinuousness Says:

    That is really interesting about her daycare serving peanut butter. The ones in Georgia don’t even allow anyone to bring peanut butter into the building.

    no opinion yet on the main issue though. I simply don’t know enough about it yet.

  5. robbinlynn Says:

    I went until 2, but I have a history of allergies in the family. We waited until 3 for shellfish.

    I did, however, give Harry soybutter at age 1. And he loved it.

  6. heronskeep Says:

    I think I would ask Auntie K if she would mind coming over in the event that WCB might have a serious reaction. I doubt WCB will since none of you have history of this kind of allergy. It seems like peanuts tend to be one of those foods that is either all or nothing allergy wise. – Liz

  7. oneluckymommy Says:

    Peanut butter has turned out to be a non-issue allergy-wise.

    HOWEVER – note to Emma: Feed child peanut butter when *hungry* – NOT at the end of the meal when … “playful.” It is the very devil to get out of hair (and out from behind ears, between fingers, under chin, off sides of high chair, etc.)

  8. screamofcontinuousness Says:

    ooo. good advice.


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