1 year

Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness.

These spores are usually harmless to adults and children over 1 year old, because the microorganisms normally found in the intestine keep the bacteria from growing

Kayla DeLeonSpooner, Wisconsin
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    I ask my girls pedi about this cause I was going to give them honey for a really bad cold/cough and he said that he wouldn't suggest it even with them being 3 and 4 that their bodies still might not be able to fight it off.
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    Hiya! My name is Kayla I am 27, a mother to 3 beautiful girls and an avid foodie blogger