I have a question about nut butters. I know that peanuts can be highly allergic, but what about all the other nut butters? At what age can you start giving the other nut butters if they arent as allergic?
Peanuts are not actually nuts but legumes so allergies to them are not always related to other nut allergies. Of course some people are allergic to nuts but if you have no history of allergies in your family, you can introduce nuts after 1 year.
I second what cathe said, and when you do introduce peanut butter be sure it is organic, according to Rebecca Wood who wrote 'The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia', "peanuts are one the most chemically adulterated crops. Most southern peanut fields are crop rotated with cotton. Plagued by the boll weevil, cotton, a non-food crop, is treated with chemicals too toxic to be permitted on food crops. A field of cotton may recieve up to 16 different applications of various pesticides annually. These chemical residues affect next years peanut crop. Some people who are allergic to commercial peanuts find that they are able to enjoy organic ones".