5 Easy Ways to

Introduce Peanut Foods

to Your Infant

Introduce Peanut Foods
1. Mix with water, formula or breast milk

Thin 2 tsp. of peanut butter with 2-3 tsp. hot water, formula or breast milk. Allow to cool before serving.

Mix with water, formula or breast milk
2. Mix with food

Blend 2 tsp. of peanut butter into 2-3 tbsp. of foods like infant cereal, applesauce, yogurt (if already tolerating dairy), pureed chicken or tofu.

Mix with food
3. Mix with produce

Stir in 2 tsp. of powdered peanut butter into 2 tbsp. of previously tolerated pureed fruits or vegetables.

Mix with produce
4. Peanut snacks

Give your baby a peanut-containing teething food, such as peanut puffs.

Peanut snacks
5. Teething biscuits

Teething infants who are older and self-feeding may enjoy homemade peanut butter teething biscuits.

Teething biscuits
Remember:
Remember:
Remember:
  • The recommended way to introduce baby-friendly peanut foods depends on each child’s individual risk factors.
  • Understand the symptoms of an allergic reaction and what to do.
  • The guidelines advise 2g of peanut protein at each meal or snack, three times per week.
  • Depending on your child’s risk, peanut foods should be introduced according to these guidelines after they’ve already started other solid foods.
  • Whole nuts should not be given to children under 5 years of age.
  • Peanut butter directly from a spoon or in lumps/dollops should not be given to children less than 4 years of age.
 

Easy Peanut Recipes