When my son first started eating solid foods, I like to think I was pretty relaxed. I puréed meatloaf or whatever else I made for dinner, gave him the same full-fat yogurt I already kept in the house, and let him have his way with leftover coconut rice.
I was, however, petrified about peanut butter. I waited until his 9-month doctor appointment, and fed him a tiny spoonful under the watchful eye of my pediatrician, lest he have a negative reaction. I had always heard introducing peanuts to babies too early was dangerous, and the last thing I wanted to do was have an allergic reaction on my hands without a medical professional there to take care of it.
According to new research, however, I could have introduced peanuts earlier.