Is It Ok To Feed Baby Products That Have Honey As An Ingredient?

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I know that we are to avoid giving honey to babies until they are at least a year old, but can they eat things that have honey as an ingredient? I am guessing it is OK, but want to be certain.

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8 Responses to “Is It Ok To Feed Baby Products That Have Honey As An Ingredient?”

  1. ?Sarah & Gracie's Mommy? says:

    Its raw honey really you have to avoid.
    raw honey can give a baby Infant Botulism .
    Yes, honey can cause infant botulism. Honey is a known source of bacterial spores that produce Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When ingested by infants, these bacteria make a toxin that can cause infant botulism, a rare and serious form of food poisoning. For this reason, infants under 12 months of age should never be fed honey.
    Infant botulism affects a baby’s nervous system and can result in death. Most babies with infant botulism, however, do recover. Signs and symptoms of infant botulism include:
    Persistent constipation
    Floppy arms, legs and neck
    Weak cry due to muscle weakness
    Weak sucking and poor feeding
    Tired all the time (lethargy)
    Difficulty breathing
    Botulism spores may also be found in low-acid home-canned foods and corn syrup. For this reason, you should avoid feeding these foods to infants.

  2. kaceysfa says:

    I wouldn’t give a baby any product that has raw honey in it. I think the issue is with honey is salmonella so I’m pretty sure that something with honey as an ingredient (ie honey bunches of oats cereal) wouldn’t do any harm. For me, I don’t give my child anything that I have to second guess if it’s okay for them or not.

  3. too lady to rest says:

    Let me rewrite your question that wil make it clear.
    I know that arsenic is bad for babies, so I wouldn’t give it to my kid, but what about an arsenic milkshake, as it is only an ingredient? I’m sure that would be fine.
    Really, honey is honey. Whether the kid eats it straight or glazed on cheerios, it is bad. Don’t do it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    try not to give your baby anything with honey just because you want to wait til they are one yr old. even if some company makes something for babies to eat before dont try it. Play it safe.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would completely avoid honey, it can cause Infant Botulism.

  6. I <3 Shoes says:

    I would just play it safe and not give the baby anything with honey in it until he/she is a year old.

  7. mystic_e says:

    There is a big debate whether high heat or drying out honey renders it safe. The answer is that its not 100% and while the risks are very low why take the risk at all?

  8. Paula from Maple Street says:

    I would say no.

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