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When can toddlers have peanut butter? *HisPrincess* TTC since May 2011; Ohio 2 posts
27th Apr '13

My son is 13 months old and is pretty skinny. He's 32" tall and only weighs 20lbs. He was an early walker (10 months), has a milk allergy, doesn't have any teeth yet, and is extremely picky so we are having a really hard time keeping weight on him. I think he might really like peanut butter and it's packed full of good fats so I'd like to try it, but I'm not sure if he is old enough to have it. Is he??
TIA!! :)

~Ba.zin.ga~ Due December 4 (girl); 1 child; Under your bed, OO, United States 3919 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting *HisPrincess*:" My son is 13 months old and is pretty skinny. He's 32" tall and only weighs 20lbs. He was an early walker ... [snip!] ... and it's packed full of good fats so I'd like to try it, but I'm not sure if he is old enough to have it. Is he?? TIA!! :)"


I gave DS peanut butter a little after he turned 1.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
27th Apr '13

20 lbs is just fine :D




My 15m old love peanut butter.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy Due September 5 (girl); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30105 posts
27th Apr '13

after 1 so he should be fine to have it just watch out in case he has an allergic reaction

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
27th Apr '13

I gave both mine peanut butter after they turned one. They loved it, my youngest still does

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
27th Apr '13

My twins just turned 1 and they weight 18 and 19 lbs. I give them PB in stuff like PB crackers, cookies, stuff like that. I don't give them straight PB because I'm afraid they will get chocked on it.

*HisPrincess* TTC since May 2011; Ohio 2 posts
27th Apr '13
Quoting Brink:" 20 lbs is just fine :D My 15m old love peanut butter."


Yeah he's not technically underweight, it just worries me sometimes when I see so many chunky 1 year olds and then I look at my little guy and I can see his ribs and chest bones :(



But I'm so excited for him to try peanut butter! It might be a game changer for us :)

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
27th Apr '13

We introduced peanut butter at 1 yr. I was comfortable with that because there are no nut allergies on either side of the family.

We are 3♥ Due January 10; 1 child; Texas 1782 posts
27th Apr '13

We gave DS peanut butter sandwiches from the girl scouts a few days before he turned one, and he's been in love with those cookies since then.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50789 posts
27th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *HisPrincess*:</b>" Yeah he's not technically underweight, it just worries me sometimes when I see so many chunky 1 year ... [snip!] ... I can see his ribs and chest bones :( But I'm so excited for him to try peanut butter! It might be a game changer for us :)"</blockquote>




Lol my kid was 15 lbs at a year he's 15 months and a little over 17. Some kids are just small.

Totally in love with her 2 kids; Houston, Texas 522 posts
29th Apr '13

I don't know if you have considered any of the other "butters" but my mom got my daughter hooked on almond butter. It is a "grittier" texture because the almonds are ground finely but not to complete paste like traditional peanut butter is. You might look into that as well. It tastes pretty good in my opinion and kind of gives a change of pace. Also hazelnut spread, like nutella is used as "dessert" at our house. It has a LOT of sugar in it so if you aren't big on sweets you might stay away from it. We will do apples with nutella or nutella "tarts" with filo dough and coconut. My oldest was SUPER picky for a while and would only eat "butter" sandwiches so I got creative. Just a few ideas, hope I helped.