Foods to Avoid for 4 to 12 months

If you have baby below 1 year old, here are the food that you should avoid to give to your baby.

Honey: Honey can harbor spores of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism. An adult's intestinal tract can prevent the growth of these spores, but in a baby the spores can grow and produce life-threatening toxins. To tell you the truth, I am quite surprise that honey can be dangerous for baby as I though honey is safe for everybody at any age.

Peanut butter: The sticky consistency of peanut butter and other nut butters can make it tough for a young child to swallow safely. I think this is common sense. Anything that is too sticky or difficult to swallow should not given to baby

Cow's milk: Stick with breast milk or formula until your child's first birthday. Why? Your baby can't digest the protein in cow's milk for the first year, it doesn't have all the nutrients he needs, and it contains minerals in amounts that can damage his kidneys.