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I'm curious. My daughter is 13 months old. I'd like to give her some honey but I want to wait until it's safe. I know about honey and botulism. But I'm confused for I've read conflicting things. Some doctors say don't give honey to a child under a year. Others say don't give honey to a child under 2 years.

When did you give your child honey?
 

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Wow. I'm worried about the same thing myself. Personally, whenever I finally do decide to give her honey, I'm going to buy a brand new bottle for the house. I'm not quite sure the present bottle we have isn't loder than she is! LOL! But still-- I'd like to hear some answers on this, as the word honey has come up several times, and I'd like to at least be able to teach her what it is.

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Ds just turned one and he's had thing with honey in it since 11 months or so. I mean like wild cherry bark medicine and elderberry syrup. No reaction.
 

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I have always heard that you shouldn't give straight honey to a child under 2, but that it doesn't matter in things like cookies or other baked goods. I didn't give DD anything (even the cookies, etc) with honey until she was a year old. She is 21 months old now and I just mixed a little honey into her oatmeal a few days ago. I didn't remember the "rule" until after she had already eaten it. So far, so good.

Honey doesn't last very long around here, though. We use a "bear" of it every 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.
(We only use sugar for cooking/baking.) So I'm not too worried about the botulism aspect.
 
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