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What's everyone's plans for introducing nuts?

Teagan hasn't had a problem (not so much as a diaper rash) from anything other than avocado and we have no history of nut allergy anywhere in our family. I don't really see an advantage to waiting until age 2 as some resources suggest. I'm considering going for it at 10 months. She's all over the place now and oh so grabby. So, she's bound to come in direct contact with nuts at playgroups and such. I'd prefer it be under supervision. I'm thinking of starting with almond butter, just spreading some on her skin and looking for a reaction. Then I'll just work my way up to peanut butter.

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No idea other than sometime b/w now and a year? lol. Probably closer to a year. There's no allergy in either side of the family. I'm sure DH would love to have someone else who will eat peanut butter with him. lol.

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DS was eating peanut butter by a year old. We have no family history of food allergies and besides being a little extra cautious about looking for allergic reactions I didn't really worry about it. Clara's already had eggs, dairy and strawberries...oh yeah, and fish and I'm not sure I remembered to watch for allergic reactions *oops*

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I so badly want to try peanut butter. We LOOOOOOOVE it!!! I have a nephew that is allergic to peanuts and almonds though. But I've definitely kissed Simon after eating peanut butter and no reaction. So at least he's not severely allergic.

My doctor states to wait a year. We will probably try it then.

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I haven't tried peanuts with Rowan because I hate peanuts (not an allergy, just a distaste). But I have been giving her almond butter for the last couple of months, and she loves it.

I always assumed the big concern with not giving nuts the first year was the potential choking hazard, not the allergens.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

No idea other than sometime b/w now and a year? lol. Probably closer to a year. There's no allergy in either side of the family. I'm sure DH would love to have someone else who will eat peanut butter with him. lol.

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I've let Lyla lick peanut butter. She had no reaction at all to it. Of course there are no food allergies on either side of the family, but I did watch her closely for a reaction all day afterwards. I haven't tried it in any large quantity though.

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I have always waited a year or longer. I guess just because not having any molars to chew it well with. I have given PB but usually with a sandwich and that was probably closer to a year and half. For me its more of a being able to chew and not choke thing versus the allergy issue.

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DD1 has a history of food allergies, including a peanut allergy. She has an allergist appt in August for a peanut challenge, actually, so I am going to ask the allergiest what she recommends we do with DD2.

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Well, we're waiting... at least with Micah. We just did a blood test last week, testing for the major allergens (long story), and he tested positive for milk and peanuts. The testing is far from conclusive, and he got very low scores (which is good), but we'll avoid them until he's 3 and then test him again. Sucks, though, because we have no food allergies anywhere in our family and we love peanut butter.

And just to keep in mind... it's not the FIRST exposure to a potential allergen that you need to watch for a reaction - it's multiple exposures. That's not something I was aware of before I had my DD since I had very limited experiences with allergies. So just because your kid handles peanuts well the first time you give it to them, it doesn't mean they're definitely not allergic!

Although first-time exposure may only produce a mild reaction, repeated exposures may lead to more serious reactions. Once a person has had an exposure or an allergic reaction (is sensitized), even a very limited exposure to a very small amount of allergen can trigger a severe reaction. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000005.htm)

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I'm not even sure when I'll hit up nuts with Odin. I've kissed him after eating PB numerous times with no issue so I'm sure he is good but who knows. DS1 was really sensative to loads of stuff (skin) so we waited till 2 but I doubt that will happen with Odin.

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Me and DH hate nuts so DS1 has never even tried them. Neither will Tobey as I just don't have them in the house and I'm not getting anything for them to try ad not like Lol

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"laurensmitty1982" wrote:

I have always waited a year or longer. I guess just because not having any molars to chew it well with. I have given PB but usually with a sandwich and that was probably closer to a year and half. For me its more of a being able to chew and not choke thing versus the allergy issue.

Ditto this. I was more concerned about sticky peanut butter and nuts being choking hazards.

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I guess when it naturally comes up, we aren't big nut eaters or even peanut butter eaters.

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No holding back on anything here. No history of allergies for anything. She's already had a PB&J sandwich and various other "nut" things. Strawberries, fish, etc. So far so good. Smile