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ameyer8009:We have no history of allergies on either side of our family.nbsp; We introduced peanut butter at 7ish months. Keep in mind that slight peanut allergies may not show up the first time someone ingests pb.nbsp; It may be the second or third time that a reaction presents itself.nbsp; If you're concerned, maybe try a little on LO's skin to see if any reaction happens.nbsp;
ameyer8009: If you're concerned, maybe try a little on LO's skin to see if any reaction happens.
You can try this, and it might cause a reaction, but I wouldn't trust that not having a reaction to PB on the skin means it's safe.
I'm allergic to several foods, and I can handle them with no problem but eating them causes a reaction almost immediately.
And as PP's have said, allergies crop up after multiple exposures, and sometimes are triggered by other sources. I used to eat PB as a kid regularly (daily?), then an allergic reaction to another type of nut triggered a PB allergy.
FWIW, I haven't given DD PB yet (mostly because we don't buy it), but I have no concern with introducing it - if we're out and PB is available, I'd give it. I trust the research that says introducing early doesn't hurt, and may actually be better than holding off.
LO had pb on toast at 6 months. He was fine.
He has pb several times a week now at almost 8 months.
There are no allergies on either side of the family.
I honestly think you will never know until you try. My pedi said the only thing he could not have was honey. Tried peanut butter, he had a reaction. She's gonna have him tested at a year to see what is going on, and obviously he won't have it again in the meantime.
my advice to you is to try it, just make sure you have benedryl on and just in case