What age to give honey?

lilypad22September 4, 2002

I know it is bad for little babies, but I have looked all over and cannot find what age it is okay that they have honey. If someone knows this it would be real helpful! thanks.

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amygdala

At least a year, maybe two depending.

This is an example of just one page that uses the one year (12 months) cut off.

http://www.allaboutmoms.com/solids.htm

That kind of info usually appears on 'toddler diet' or similar nutrition pages. Basically 12 month old developmental and health 'maturity' should be fine. I know some people who went for 2 years mainly out of extreme caution.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2002 at 11:44AM
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phyllis_philodendron

I did actually see on the label of a honey jar recently not to give honey to kids until they reach at least one year.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2002 at 10:24PM
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aileen

One of the pther problems with honey, beside the possibility of botulism, is that it often contains pollen from allergy causing plants. The young child, especially if there is a family history of allergies, doesn't need to extra exposure. The food value received would be very small compared to the possible danger. I would wait until the baby is at least two. It's one of those better be safe than sorry things.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2002 at 2:16PM
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rob333

One year old at the very least.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2002 at 12:11PM
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