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<p>there seems to be so much conflicting info about peanuts and when it's ok to give.  When did everyone here give them? </p>
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<p>Today our pediatrician said some suggest waiting till 2 or 3, but she did not tell us to not give it to our 1 year old.  Neither I or my husband have any food allergies nor relatives (that we know of) with food allergies, and both of us love peanut butter and have not been eating it, or sneaking it because otherwise we share all our food with our daughter.</p>
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<p>Thoughts?  Should I just do it?</p>
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<p>Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>This was one of those things I was a bit nervous about cuz...well, it's seems like such a prevalent allergy and everyone's so hyper-aware of it...I think it makes many of us nervous.  We have no history of food allergies in our families, and we gave DS peanut butter for the first time sometime not long after his first birthday (if I'm remembering correctly).  DH and I did discuss beforehand that we wanted to be sure to give it to DS earlier in the day on a weekend day, whichever day we decided to go for it, so that we'd be around (i.e. not asleep, no one at work) to immediately see and deal with any reactions (even somewhat delayed reactions).</p>
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<p>And it was a non-event.  DS LOVES peanut butter.  And, I ate it all through my pregnancy.</p>
 

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<p>DH and I are waiting b/c DH is allergic to nuts. I want to wait until DD can tell me that her throat feels itchy or her stomach hurts so I can catch even a minor reaction, but other than the communication issue I don't really see much of a reason to wait, if they are allergic waiting another year won't make them less allergic.</p>
 

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<p>We gave him peanut butter around 1 1/2.  We were nervous too, but luckily he didn't have a reaction.  He loves peanut butter.</p>
 

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<p>I'd say if there's no history of food allergies, I wouldn't worry about it.  Odds are very low your LO will be allergic.</p>
 

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<p>My daughter's been eating peanut butter probably since she was 9 months old. I have a bagel with pb almost every morning, and she's long enjoyed having bites of it. We have no food allergies in our family, and she's never reacted to anything.</p>
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<p>I've never given her actual peanuts though, mostly because we don't eat them.</p>
 

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<p>There are days I think that DS1 would starve were it not for peanut butter <img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif">. PB sammiches, apples dipped in PB, carrots dipped in PB, peanut sauce stir fry... all big hits here.</p>
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<p>We started him on it just past one year. DH practically lives on the stuff, so it was going to be difficult to postpone any longer.</p>
 

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<p>we did it at 8 or 9 months. i had been holding off until a year (like they recommended) but then realized it was a little ridiculous, we have no history of allergies and i didn;t believe in that whole "holding off" theory. i think lately i heard that the APA (or is it the AAP?) reversed their stance and now says peanuts (and eggs, wheat, dairy...) are ok right away at 6 months. i've even read it in super duper mainstream magazines lately like Parents. Basically i think now they are going with the stance that early exposure reduces chances of allergies.</p>
 

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<p>I honestly couldn't tell you when or where either of my boys first had peanuts, other than to say it was certainly before a year - probably around 9-10 months with both. But I've mostly just never worried about allergies an just fed them whatever we were eating from the time they started solids (7.5-8.5ish months)</p>
 

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<p>I started giving DS peanut butter at about a year. I have a history of allergies, but they're all environmental, grass, weeds, trees, etc and DH has no allergies. I do have celiac disease though, so I am not giving DS gluten since my sister, my niece and nephews and my mom and brother all have sensitivities to gluten. I am pretty certain it's genetic, so I don't even want to go there.  He's never had a problem with PB. He eats it by the spoonful.</p>
 
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