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Wondering when and how people introduce peanut butter to their little ones?

My boy is 8 months old. No allergies on either side of the family. He’s eating a variety of foods with zero allergic reaction. I would like to start giving him peanut butter mixed in food. It’s impossible for me to find baby food with peanut butter or any nut for that matter. Any suggestions? Thoughts?

  • Jenn
    Nov 26

    I just mix it with foods it tastes good with, like banana, or put a little on some bread. Sometimes I just give her some on my finger.

  • Jenny
    Nov 26

    Thank you people! Tomorrow I will mix some in with his oatmeal or bananas (or both ☺️)

  • Nikki
    Nov 26

    I just gave her a little on a cracker when she was 8 months and then watched her like a hawk! No reaction...

  • Mackenzie
    Nov 26

    For both of my kids they were a over a year old. Sugar free Sunflower butter works well! Trader Joe’s!

  • Joanna
    Nov 26

    Bambas at Trader Joe's. It's peanut puffs.

  • Jenny
    Nov 26

    My boy isn’t eating bread and crackers yet...should he be? I haven’t tried it yet.

  • Kelly
    Nov 26

    I mixed smooth peanut butter and baby formula at 4 months. It thinned out the peanut butter enough for him to just eat it off the smooth. No problems. :)

  • Heidi
    Nov 26

    @jenny they can honestly eat anything as long as it’s soft or cut up small enough! It’s scary at first but if you want to try it go for it. There was once little boy in the infant room at work that ate steak bites with one tooth! They can honestly eat anything you do (within reason) just cook if soft or break it up small. But it’s completely your decision!

  • Jericho
    Nov 26

    The sooner the better. My little is one of those peanut allergy kiddos along with other food allergies. We have been to 4 different allergists and all of them say avoiding food out of fear of a reaction more likely is the cause of the increase of food allergies in the US. Granted there are always kids who just have them cause they do like my son. Just start small, build up from there and watch your kiddo.

  • Cathy
    Nov 27

    I agree with everyone about mixing it on or putting it on current foods. I think there’s also peanut butter puffs out there too. We would mix pb into yogurt or put a small smear on a pancake too.

  • Kim
    Nov 27

    My sons pediatrician wanted us to introduce peanut butter and eggs at the age of 6 months to prevent him from being allergic.

  • Lauren
    Nov 27

    Mix it in some applesauce and give it to him. Then see what happens in the next 24 hours. Then to it again. We did that for a couple months to be safe starting at 6 months

  • Julie
    Nov 27

    I gave it to her on some puffs for her first time. She loves sucking it off a spoon now;)

  • Julie
    Nov 27

    Oh, at ~8 months old for us.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 27

    I know this is a controversial topic and I would just like to add that although introducing allergens such as peanut butter MIGHT reduce the risk of an allergic reactions, if your infant is allergic to it, it’s is much hard for trained professionals to preform CPR on an anaphylactic infant than a toddler. Just a thought...

  • Julie
    Nov 27

    Anons comment is a very good one!! I actually gave my daughter the peanut butter for the first time in the parking lot of the pediatricians office because I was way crazy cautious! lol

  • JoJo
    Nov 27

    Nutter butter cookies?

  • Lily
    Nov 27

    Once mine was a year I just gave it to her one day. I was ready to fun off to the hospital, but she was fine! She loves it now!

  • Jenny
    Nov 27

    Thank you all for your responses. I put some peanut butter with his bananas and he loved it. No allergic reaction. Very good point about being harder to give CPR if he did go into anaphylactic shock... given that no one on either sides of the family have any food allergies I decided to give it a try.

  • Sara
    Nov 27

    Studies now show the earlier the exposure the better! I bought these peanut puffs called Bamba on Amazon that I give my 6 month old and I've also been using spoonful one which is this packet you mix in to food that introduces them to a bunch of different allergens all at once.