How to Help Prevent Food Allergies in Babies
Did you know that food allergies have more than doubled over the last generation? I know that can sound scary to a lot of parents. I’m excited to share with you today the easiest way to help reduce your baby’s chance of developing a food allergy!
Anyone else feel like parenting is basically a giant game of “figuring it out as you go?” There are so many things that I felt totally lost on (like how the heck to get my first baby to sleep!). There were also so many times that I felt overwhelmed, especially when it came to the health of my baby.
A big question mark for me involved food allergies. My husband and I consider ourselves “foodies,” which basically means that we love to eat anything and everything. But when it came to the idea of introducing potential food allergens into our baby’s diet, I felt this overwhelming sense of anxiety around which way was the right way.
Neither of us have any food allergies, and when I searched for information on how to prevent food allergies or help reduce our baby’s chance of developing a food allergy, I was met with a lot of confusing information. Food allergies are on the rise, but there’s good news: new national guidelines and several studies have shown that exposing babies as young as 4 months old to potentially allergenic foods early and often can help reduce their risk of developing food allergies by up to 80%!
While that’s fantastic, I know I personally felt lost when it came to how to get my baby to eat these foods, especially when you have a picky eater. I knew that to make things as stress-free as possible for our family, I needed to find the easiest way to safely and easily introduce potential food allergens to our baby.
I’m so thankful we discovered SpoonfulOne, and I am proud to partner with them on spreading the word about how to safely help reduce potential food allergies in children.
Disclaimer: While I was provided with free product in exchange for this blog post, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. We really use and love this line of products!
What is SpoonfulOne?
SpoonfulOne is a revolutionary, science-backed line of nutritional products for infants and toddlers that help stop a childhood food allergy before it starts. Developed by a globally recognized pediatric allergist, Dr. Kari Nadeau, it works by training the immune system with regular exposure to potential food allergens.
Unlike other products on the market that only cover peanut, milk or eggs, each serving includes safe, gentle amounts of the 16 foods responsible for over 90% of food allergies:, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (oats and wheat), soy, and sesame.
The concept is so simple and easy: just mix one packet into your baby’s favorite food daily! (Just a note: before adding anything to your little one’s diet, be sure to chat with your pediatrician first!) This simple process can help prevent food allergies in your little one.
How Does SpoonfulOne Work?
As a parent, my biggest question was around how a product like SpoonfulOne works. Put simply, when your baby is eating the Mix-In Powder (or any of their line), 16 foods are introduced to their immune system. The immune cells in their stomach begin to recognize the food, and when eaten on an ongoing basis, SpoonfulOne teaches your child’s immune system that these 16 foods aren’t allergens.
The below video features Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Chief Medical Officer at SpoonfulOne. In this video, Dr. Swanson further explains the science behind how SpoonfulOne works better than I can:
Our family has been using SpoonfulOne’s Mix-In Powder for almost three months now (since Grey was 6 months old), and you guys: it’s SO easy. We chose the subscription (because I’m the kind of mom who completely spaces on reordering the cat food) and it shows up on our door. Each month comes with daily packets of the all-natural powder that we just mix into our baby’s dinner.
That’s seriously it! No stress, no-cook and so incredibly simple. Plus, SpoonfulOne also has other options for helping your little one reduce their risk of developing a food allergy, like Puffs (perfect for your crawler) and yummy Oat Crackers (which my toddler thinks are cookies).
As a mom it’s such a relief to know that I’m hopefully setting our little kids up for success down the road when it comes to helping to prevent food allergies. You can check out all of the options on the SpoonfulOne website here, and save 40% off your order with code SIMPLY40!
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This is definitely something I’d be interested in when and if I am blessed with a child. I hadn’t heard of this one and I thought this was on shark tank but there is another company that is similar called ready set food. When the time comes I’ll have to look into both companies, thank you for sharing!
There are some great options on the market for sure. I prefer this one as they cover many more potential food allergens!
Good advice here, having to go through this phase myself right now.
I’m glad it’s so timely for you! It’s such a relief to find products that make things easier on us as parents.
Great suggestions for parents of littles. Appreciate the reference to products that are helpful and just the overall information is good to know. Thanks.
Glad you enjoyed it, Beth!
That’s a neat product! My one year old has been able to try something in the allergen groups, and fortunately looks to be safe from allergies!
That’s such great news! They also make snacks for toddlers, to help you continue to expose your child to potential allergens as they grow. My 2 year old loves the crackers!
Wow I’d never heard of that. That’s pretty cool! And takes all the work out of parent’s having to pick each of those foods to feed
I was blown away by how simple the process is. It’s incredible that it allows you to cover so many food groups that could potentially cause an allergy in each meal!
Fantastic tips and advice! Looks like an amazing product to raise an allergy free child!
It’s made this process so easy and stress free for us!
Great information for new parents. Thank you for sharing.
It is so true, I know so many more kids with allergies nowdays.
Great information I can pass on for my future grandchildren and to my current grand nieces and nephews. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information that provides choices.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the information, Sabrina!
That is an interesting concept and idea. My son has a dairy and gluten sensitivity, which has made life much more complicated for us over the years.
I had both as a child too! Luckily I outgrew them as I got older, but that was a big reason we wanted to find something to help minimize the risk of our boys developing allergies.
Great info for new parents!
Thank you Leeandra! I’m glad you enjoyed the article.
Says a lot about the food being produced these days, allergies were a rare thing several decades ago. Congrats on finding a way through it.
It’s wonderful to find a product that can help parents through these challenges for sure.