Foods babies should avoid

Potential for allergic reaction for babies under 12 months of age


  • Cow’s milk
  • Egg whites
  • Citrus fruit
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Nuts and nut butters (such as peanut butter and cashew butter)
  • Salt, sugar or caffeine
  • Honey and unpasteurised dairy products
  • Cow’s milk, goat’s milk and soy milk
  • Biscuits, chocolate and sweets

Choking hazards

  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter and other nut butters (if eaten with a spoon or spread thickly)
  • Small, hard candy
  • Grapes

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