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    • #7279

      My son is almost 2 years old and I still haven’t given him anything with nuts. I’m just too scared. I’m almost thinking I should give them to him when I’m actually at the doctor’s office just in case there is a serious reaction.

      Am I overreacting?

    • #10971

      I think you should ask your doctor about the symptoms of nut allergy. You can give him try a small amount first to see how he reacts to it. That’s what my aunt and uncle do with my cousin. She had extremely bad react with peanut when she was young.
      Don’t be too scary or overreacting.
      If your doctor say it is ok to try, let’s try.

    • #15980

      When he is three is a great age

    • #28794


      At the direction of my pediatrician, I introduced it to my babies when they were a few months old. Just a little bit on their tongue a few times. I always did it right before one of their well checks because it made me feel safer about the whole thing. I’d go ahead and try it before your little ones next appointment – the sooner the exposure the better and especially in a controlled environment.

    • #35479

      my pediatrician told me to give my 6 month old some peanut butter thinned with water,

    • #43410

      after 1 year

    • #43515

      My doctor recommended introducing peanut butter at about 6 months. She suggested putting a small amount on my daughter’s cheek near the corner of her mouth to see if there was an allergic reaction.

    • #45768

      My little one got tested positive for nut allergy when he was 3-4 months. When should I bring him back for a retest to see if he really has allergy? ☹️ I’m praying that he doesn’t have any food/nut allergy. Any suggestions helps. Thank you moms out there.

    • #50929

      Good information.

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    • #60019

      gud info

    • #65270

      Ask your dr but I think go with your instincts. Unless there’s an obvious reason to be concerned now seems like a great time

    • #69420

      My pediatrician told me six months to a year is a good time. If there are no history of allergies in the family of course. with a history of allergies you want to wait and you want to introduce at a time the office is open. My son has severe eczema and they said this comes with a high chance of random food allergies. He wants us to introduce peanuts before a year but he told me to call the office when I am about to do it so they are aware we are trying it and to keep a spot open for us incase he does have a reaction. It is usually the third exposure to an allergen that can cause more severe reactions, the first allergic reaction usually isnt as bad and it will progressively get worse with repeated exposure.

    • #75117

      wow as a grammie this is scary, I have not dared to give to our 15 month old grand daughter!

    • #124018

      I would probably wait until they are 3.

    • #129066

      I started at one based on my pediatrician ‘s advice

    • #135776

      You can introduce your child to peanuts as early as 6 months for the child to be used to it. Also, in some cases, you have to consult your food allergists to perform some historical background check and little tests to know if the child can put up with it.

    • #182637

      I waited until she was a year old (I have a history of peanut allergies) and actually did introduce close to a hospital in case there was an issue.

    • #220383

      Very helpful.

    • #230195

      These are all excellent questions! Interesting, and am learning things here!

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