Is there ever a time to wait beyond a year for giving a child honey? What about cereals that contain honey, such as Honey Nut Cheerios?
Dr. Greene’s Answer:
If there is a question of immune deficiency, I like waiting longer. Otherwise, once kids have reached age 1, they are at dramatically lower risk for infant botulism (the reason we avoid honey in infants).
A small amount of honey in the cereal, or as an ingredient in any other baked good, is far less of a concern than straight, uncooked honey.Reviewed by: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, Rebecca Hicks
Last reviewed: June 28, 2011