Peanut allergies are very common in children before the age of one. Some babies may be allergic to milk or eggs, but as they grow older, many of them will “self-heal”, but peanut allergy may accompany the child’s life. Allergic reactions vary among people, ranging from mild to fatal (anaphylaxis).
Under normal circumstances, ordinary babies can try peanut products after 6 months, while babies who may be allergic are recommended to try peanut products after 4 months, or 4 to 6 months.
In most cases, nut products can usually be introduced when a child is 6 months old, and nuts are also a high-quality complementary food rich in healthy fats and protein. Australia’s Resident Dietary Guidelines recommend that 6-11 month old can add pureed nuts, about 4-5 grams per day, of course, this is not required.
(Peanut is not a nut, it’s actually a “bean” spy in a nut coat…and it grows in the soil. And most nuts grow on trees, such as pecans, almonds, walnuts, Pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil walnuts, etc. They are also allergenic foods.)
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