We tried Peanut Butter!

August 14, 2012 | By More

I don’t know why I was such a baby about giving CK peanut butter, I’m a pretty laid back mom when it comes to other foods. But it literally scared the Ba-geez-us out of me. I think it was because one of my really good friend’s daughter had a really bad allergic reaction. Her throat swelled up instantly, she broke out in all these hives, she couldn’t breathe and was rushed to the emergency room. Maybe, it hit a little too close to home, who knows.

So, I waited just like our doctor said. Well, she said 15 months. I went with 14.5 close enough right?

Yesterday, right before lunch I got out the Benedryl, I had my shoes on, keys and phone by my side. I was more then ready to rush off to the hospital if he had a bad reaction. But then I started having mommy thoughts and I was too paranoid to do it. I mean would I really be able to strap him in a carseat and drive him to the hospital if he wasn’t breathing? No, I’d be a freaking out. So, I drove to the hospital and sat in the parking lot.

Having the hospital right behind me made me feel much safer. It’s so stupid, I seriously felt like I was drugging my kid! I decided after I gave him the peanut butter I’d wait for about 10 minutes or so and then I would head across the street to do my grocery shopping. This way if he had a delayed reaction I’d still be right across the street from the hospital. I could handle driving across the street.

I know what you’re thinking and you’re right, I’m a freaking lunatic!

All this crazy preparations and thankfully the little guy didn’t have any reactions at all.

Except this one.

And this one.

At the grocery store he was like his normal self; eatin’ up all the samples! I did notice a very slight rash on his neck but there is really no telling if that really was from the Peanut Butter. He gets those pretty often.

Did you freak out when you gave your kid peanut butter for the first time?

Category: Food For Baby, Parenting

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  1. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)
    Twitter: Ahealthyslice

    Haha! I know that feeling. I’m pretty laid back too, but that’s why I did the hospital parking lot when Hailey tried peanut butter, too. And she was only 10 months old :)

  2. Hallie@ChasingHallie
    Twitter: chasinghallie

    I want to try peanut butter SO bad but it scares me too. Our doc said to wait until 12 months at our last 9mo appt so I guess we are going to wait a few more months. I will definitely be giving it to her at the doctors office though, just in case. : )

  3. Erika says:

    I’ve given my son (1 year tomorrow!!!) a little peanut butter in his smoothie – made with banana, yogurt and milk. It was a small amount so I wasn’t too worried about it. I haven’t given him straight peanut butter yet though. With as much as I ate it while pregnant and nursing I’m surprised he isn’t a peanut himself!

  4. Lisa says:

    I gave it to him at like 9 months.
    My doctor said waiting is ge worst thing you can do.

    He said that if I was eating it and had it in the home he was already getting small doses of it so it was better to give it early.

  5. Christie
    Twitter: koesterRuns

    I LOVE that you (and Brittany) did this in the hospital parking lot- smart thinking! Riley had grabbed and licked my peanut butter spoon (while baking something) awhile back and didn’t react, other than smiles and saying, “yummy!”. I told my Dr about it, thinking that she would say it was okay, but she said I should still try to wait until she is 2 yrs old. That was at about 17 months. She is 20 months now and I just started giving her PB regularly this week. She should be fine. No reactions, there are no allergies in our families, plus, she LOVES it!

    Glad CK did okay. His happy face after trying it is adorable!

  6. erin says:

    Great minds think alike! we tried peanut butter yesterday! :)

  7. Jessie says:

    My daughter is 11 months and I think I’ll try PB soon. But just a heads up, it’s not usually the first taste that causes a reaction. So keep a close eye on him until he’s had it about a dozen times.

  8. I asked our doc at the 9 months appointment and he told me to go ahead and give it a try if no one in our immediate family has no problem with any sort of peanut allergy. I personally am addicted to PB and not only consumed jar upon jar during my pregnancy, but still do. I’ll admit I was totally nervous about it and wasn’t jumping up and down to give it to her, but about a month later, she happened to grab another kids leftover PB&J when I wasn’t looking and took a big ol’ bite, I’ll admit I started to internally hyperventilate a bit, but she gave me this look of pure enjoyment so I let her finish it. I will be honest though, that that night I went in and checked on her about 15 times :)!