Your beloved child is turning one, a major milestone. The world is opening up, and new foods can appear on the
menu. Now is the time to pull honey from the back of your pantry and put it on the kitchen counter, or even in the
medicine cabinet. After the age of one, a baby may consume honey in foods or as a natural cough suppressant.
Honey is a natural sweetener made by honeybees, from the nectar of flowering plants. And since honey is natural, it could be a potential source of botulinum spores (a bacteria that may make babies sick). Because infants' gastrointestinal systems are immature and thus susceptible to contracting infant botulism if spores are present, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other health care provider associations recommend that certain foods, including honey, not be fed to babies under the age of one. After age one, honey may be introduced into a baby's diet.
A nationwide survey of 500 moms with children ages 5 and younger found a need for honey education. The research showed that moms are nearly as likely to think honey is a potential food allergen as they are to identify its association with bacterial illness (36% avoid feeding infants honey because they think it’s an allergen, 39% avoid honey due to its association with bacterial illness). Only one percent of moms chose “risk of
botulism” as a reason to avoid feeding honey to infants. According to the research, more than half (57%) erroneously think babies should be 2 years or older before feeding them honey. (Visit www.honey.com for the research methodology)
This is good news for families! With its unique taste and sweetening abilities, we find it more versatile and interesting than regular or traditional sugar and use it in salad dressings, ice cream, soups, fried chicken, drinks and other dishes. (and I know my granddaughter, Ava, loves her honey!) In addition, honey is a natural alternative to over-the-counter (OTC) cough suppressants for children over the age of one.
So, if your pride and joy is turning one, relax, sleep well and welcome to the One-derful World of Honey! And don't forget...
The Peace River Honey Bees have produced 100% pure, raw, natural honey since 1979 in a family owned and operated apiary. While the Peace River Bees consider Zolfo Springs (on the banks of the Peace River) in Central Florida home, they are migratory pollinators. These bees travel all over the country pollinating crops, creating honeys with a variety of flavors and characteristics. The result of their work is some of the tastiest raw honey you’ll ever try. They produce the famous Florida Orange Blossom honey and Saw Palmetto honey. They also make a Wildflower honey and Blueberry (yes, I said Blueberry!) honey, too. You can also find freeze-dried pollen, fresh royal jelly and other honey specialties.
Peace River Bees Botanical Skin Care is an effective line, made with enough honey to be therapeutic, and all natural & certified organic ingredients.
Utilizing ingredients "From the Heart of the Hive" and others, they include: raw honey, organic royal jelly & pollen, propolis, organic aloe vera, organic sunflower oil, organic jojoba oil, shea butter...all known to promote softening and healing, rejuvenation and nourishment, as well as much needed hydration and the restoring of resiliency. Honey soaps too, all made with Peace River Bees honey. Embrace a positive approach towards the natural process of getting older - a little something we like to call "Healthy Aging".
All Natural. Pure and Simple.