The first time I gave my daughter Clio honey water, she was just 4 months old, even though pediatricians–and even beekeepers–generally warn against feeding children honey before one year of age. But she was suffering through a late winter cold that left her coughing and congested. And in a parental fit of attempted soothing, I took a small spoonful of honey, stirred it into a cup of just boiled water, diluted that with cold water until it was just a touch hotter than warm, and poured it into her bottle. After a couple of testing tastes, she guzzled the honey water in one long drink. What would Dr. Spock say?
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