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is there any reason in the known universe that I can't give this child peanuts?

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Cappuccino Wed 23-Jul-08 14:52:17

dd2 is 3.5

she has mild eczema dh has asthma

she does not seem to be allergic to peanuts as dh fed her some crunchy nut cornflakes once by accident

I can't remember what the advice is and I am idle and I keep just putting it off

can I give her peanuts or not? she will not choke - she eats cashews

JHKE Wed 23-Jul-08 15:12:10

Personally I would check with your health visitor or doctor...

My dh had eczema as a child quite bad and has a walnut, pecan and brazil nut intolerance/ allergy (not life threatening). My dd has eczema. I was advised by my health visitor before having dd to hold off giving nuts till at least 3 or even 5 years.

My dd will be 3 years soon so will be checking it out myself at some point.. so thanks for the reminder...lol

Cappuccino Wed 23-Jul-08 17:38:51

oh bugger

I don't wnt to talk to my hv she is too irritating

CarGirl Wed 23-Jul-08 17:41:06

you do not give peanuts until they are over 5 because they are a choking hazard.

Giving her peanut products I would think would be fine, just watch for reactions the first 2 or 3 times. If someone is allergic each time the reaction generally gets progressively worse.

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