Posted in Allergies & Asthma, Toddlers

Peanut butter

I have not introduced peanut butter to my 14 month old because he’s allergic to eggs and dairy and has really bad dry skin/eczema and I’ve been so worried about trying it. I on the other hand feel horrible because his pediatrician keeps telling me at every appointment to do it. Has anyone else introduced it late and no allergy or am I setting him up for a peanut allergy? Side note, he is breastfed and I eat peanut butter and he’s had no reaction whereas if I eat eggs he gets hives and eczema flare up.

  • Laura
    Mar 11

    If you're really worried, you could let him taste it for the first time in the parking lot or waiting room of the doctors office. That way you're near help if he does have a reaction.

  • Raji
    Mar 11

    I’ve been worried about the same thing. I’ve I think let my daughter lick my finger after I’ve eaten it myself at the most. She is almost 15 months and today I finally spread a thin spread of peanut butter on her toast. She ate half of it without any issues. 🙏🏼 my husband and I kept a watch for any signs of allergy; my husband on the other hand has a mild nut allergy if he eats em. No other way to find out unless u try it; the top comment mentioned a way if u want. Good luck 🙏🏼

  • K
    Mar 11

    I gave my girls Bamba at 6 months. We do not have any food allergies in the family. I introduced all possible allergy by 9 months. You can find Bamba at Trader Joe’s. Great for a snack if they are not allergic.

  • K
    Mar 11

    *allergens

  • Anonymous
    Mar 11

    I did all allergens at 6 months- but no allergies in our family. I agree w Laura, give it to him at the doctors office if you are worried 🙂 they won’t say no!

  • Julie
    Mar 11

    I did what Laura suggested. I was crazy worried about it and fed it to her in the parking lot before her 9 month appointment. You may have a 15 month appointment coming up...consider feeding him some on a spoon or however you want in the parking lot before you head in...

  • Amy
    Mar 12

    We also have her Bambas from Trader Joe’s at nine months. However, she has eczema just like her dad so we try not to give her peanut butter and just almond butter or macadamia nut butter. Once he started cutting out gluten and peanuts from his diet, his skin and scalp has mostly cleared up and is not exacerbated by cold weather. We also give her gluten free pastas and breads. The only non-gluten free bread we have given her and dad that doesn’t cause a flare up is Dave’s Killer Bread.

  • Lara
    Mar 12

    I did the same thing as Julie when my son was 9mos. It definitely put my mind at ease to know I was right there at the pediatrician’s office in case he had a reaction.

  • April
    Mar 14

    I have a baby who started food allergies at 5 months from formula in his rice cereal, I hear your concern. He is anaphylactic to tree nuts, eggs, dairy and has over 5 other sensitives too other food. You can try a spot test where you put the peanut butter on the baby’s skin and cover it and if he gets bumps or angry skin you your know he could have problems. My baby 23 months now if he touches dried milk he brakes out in hives like crazy! Good luck! Food allergies are so hard!