Please folks, don’t feed honey to babies. Just like spinach and sandbox bugs, honey may (rarely) contain botulism spores.
Today I heard about a huge celebrity bash in Washington, D.C., for a one-year-old’s birthday. It bugged me that the birthday treats included a frozen cake made of all-natural fruit juice (which is probably OK) and honey smeared on posts where party-goers could lick it. You can read the details here.
Just because the National Zoo serves honey to little Bei-Bei on his first birthday, that doesn’t mean you can give honey to little Jacob-Jacob on his. In fairness to the zookeepers, pandas probably have different tummies than people. And the panda’s mom ate most of the honey.