All tagged food allergies

When Should I Introduce Peanuts to My Baby?

For most new parents, introducing new foods to your baby is stressful. One of the biggest concerns parents have is that their baby will have an allergic reaction to a new food. Peanuts have a notorious reputation for allergies, and for good reason. In 2010, peanut allergy prevalence in US children was 2%, which can seem like a lot. So, with all that concern, is it safe to give peanut foods to babies? When is the best time to introduce peanuts to babies?

Does My Child Have a Food Allergy?

Food allergies affect up to 1 in 13 American children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of food allergies in kids has risen by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. Many parents are worried about their children having a food allergy, so it’s important to know what a food allergy is, and what are the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Read on for information about the signs of food allergy, what to do in case of emergency, and next steps if your child does in fact have an allergy.