Ds is 3 this month and haven't offered peanuts as a snack yet, nor peanut butter. He's not shown any aversion to other seeds and nuts. I'm sure he's probably had peanuts in the past, eg. cakes, biscuits. I know they can be a choking hazzard and he does talk with his mouth full which always sends him spluttering at some point.
Thanks for the whole nuts advice. Will wait till he's nearer 5.
We have asthma and milk allergies in the family but no nut allergies. Neither of my two appear to have any food allergies at the moment (3yo and 7mo) and neither do their cousins. And as I mentioned I'm sure he's had them in flapjack and musli etc so I'm hoping no reaction!
if you do go ahead make sure you are prepared for a reaction. I gave dd peanut butter and she reacted badly, I was on my own and had to call 999 for an ambulance. She has a confirmed peanut allerg.y I should have had dh with me or if you want to be really cautious try a peanut butter sandwich in A&E hospital car park - drastic but you'll be near help. dd reacted within a couple of minutes.
Just thinking though, is it not the second exposure that causes the allergic reaction? Was Nigella in her doctor's surgery two days running? I think I would have asked her to shove up and make room for ill people, personally.