Early introduction of peanuts is thought to help the immune system tolerate peanut proteins. Nuts should be incorporated into an infant’s diet from 6 months of age to prevent sensitivity and maintain tolerance. Research suggests that introducing peanuts between 6-12 months of age can reduce peanut allergy in high risk infants e.g. those with significant eczema/ egg allergy. However always speak to your doctor or dietitian before introducing nuts if your child is high risk.
Avoid chopped, whole nuts and crunchy nut butters as these can pose a choking risk.
Introducing nuts into your child’s diet
Here are some examples of how to add nuts into an infant or child’s diet:
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