But the scientist in me loves it when my gut and research coincide so beautifully. :p Good to know about this brand. Salt? If you’re looking for more delicious recipes to feed your toddlers or older kids that use peanut butter, you are in the right place! introducing babies to single-ingredient foods, click here to see the index of baby food recipes, Pomegranate Dressing (Pomegranate Vinaigrette). When can babies eat peanuts? These are great tips to keep in mind. Required fields are marked *. So I went with my gut and fed all of them peanuts very early {5-6 months}. When I had Bethany her doctor told me not to feed her peanuts until she was a toddler. No way! Peanut Allergy. That way, if your child does have a reaction, you will be able to reasonably determine that it was caused by the new food- peanuts – and nothing else! Any fruit puree can be used in place of applesauce. Learn how your comment data is processed. That’s why I’m an advocate for *going with your gut*. Note that the study says to introduce peanuts between 4 and 11 months of age! How nutritious a food is with a focus on the specific nutrients babies need for optimal growth. Thank you for allowing me to continue creating delicious recipes for you by supporting partnerships with amazing brands that I LOVE. When they are 4-6 months old they are still learning the mechanics of eating. How much time a food takes to prepare safely for a baby. Even purees can be difficult for them to eat at this stage. Love this post, Laura!! Leave a comment and review below, then take a picture and tag @joyfoodsunshine #joyfoodsunshine on Instagram so I can see it! This means that my babies are exposed to peanuts every day of their lives. (Yay for PB!). The more time-consuming a food is to prepare safely, the more clocks it will have. Hello I’m Laura! Honestly, I wasn’t surprised at all (hence why we let our kids eat food off the floor and don’t freak out when they eat a handful of dirt at the park). {This is one of the reasons I am not a proponent of baby led weaning}. Add ½ TBS Crazy Richards powdered peanut butter to 2 TBS unsweetened applesauce. While you should obviously choose a doctor who you trust with your kids’ lives {because you just never know}, and generally abide by his/her health advice, when it comes to making the day-to-day decisions about your kid’s well-being you – as your child’s parent – are most likely to know what’s best for them. Ahhhh Mara is TOO CUTE!! He then went on to explain that studies show that early introduction to peanuts prevents peanut allergies! Let your baby eat the banana with their hands and offer pre-loaded spoons of the yogurt mix to encourage self-feeding. I always try to find peanut butter that is just that: peanuts. As a parent it can be tricky to navigate the changing “rules” when it comes to raising kids! Accessibility. I have had four kids over the last 7 years. While early introduction of peanuts and peanut butter into your baby’s diet may be beneficial, they can be choking hazards for babies. I recommend mixing Crazy Richard’s peanut butter powder into a food you already know your baby is not allergic to. When they are 4-6 months old they are still learning the mechanics of eating. See it below? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. That is much younger than the previously held “best practice” of waiting until their toddler years! The absolute last allergy I would want my children to develop is an allergy to peanuts {and I feel a deep, real sympathy for moms who sacrifice their love of peanut butter daily for their children with allergies}! Filed Under: Baby Food, Family, Gluten-Free, Parenting, Peanut Butter, Pregnancy/Baby, Recipes Tagged With: baby food, peanut butter. We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website, as detailed in our Privacy Policy. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease. Sign up here to receive weekly e-mails! And while the “no peanuts” rule was still in effect when my second child was born, by the time baby #3 came along the “best practices” had changed. Click here for an index of all the peanut butter recipes on my site! While early introduction of peanuts and peanut butter into your baby’s diet may be beneficial, they can be choking hazards for babies. I am a firm believer in introducing babies to single-ingredient foods with 4-5 days in between. no lumps), Thriving Postpartum: What to Expect & Postpartum Essentials for Mom, Pantry Staples (Baking & Smoothie Making). As you can see, my sweet baby girl loved her first taste of peanuts! {I know I’m not the only mom who does this}! Split each half vertically. Sugar? You offer some really great suggestions, what a great post! If you want help prevent your child from developing an allergy to peanuts, feed them peanuts early and often! Oh, and one more pic of my adorable baby being the cutest ever…. Here are a few of my faves to get you started: You can also click here to see the index of baby food recipes on my site {more to come soon as well}! You use Solidstarts.com, the Content, the blogs, emails and publications at your own discretion and risk. Any who, I’m fairly certain that my babies’ sweet little bodies are comprised of about 85% peanut butter when they are born due to the fact that I consume it in embarrassingly large quantities. Peanut butter always makes me smile too, Mara! In fact, you can make her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich if she’ll eat it.”. Add a small dollop of peanut butter and stir with a fork until it’s completely mixed with the yogurt. This post is sponsored by Crazy Richard’s. Add a spoonful or two of yogurt into a bowl that suctions to the table. 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