Although early allergen introduction is safe, a small percentage of babies may have an allergic reaction. Recent research has shown that there has never been a fatal food allergy reaction in a baby under 1 year of age, but as children get older, reactions become more severe. In 3 independent clinical trials with over 2,000 infant participants who were introduced to common allergens, there were zero severe reactions or hospitalizations.
Not sure if your baby is having a reaction? Click here to learn more about what an allergic reaction looks like and what you should do if you believe your baby is having one. If your baby shows any signs of an allergic reaction, immediately stop feeding your baby the allergenic food and seek medical advice.
Tips on how to begin Ready. Set. Food!:
- Choose a weekday morning when you can be fully attentive for 2 hours to monitor your baby.
- Always start with a healthy and happy baby. It is not recommended to start if your little one is not feeling well.
- Keep going! Introducing allergens just once or twice is not enough. Continue to feed your baby the maintenance packets once daily to keep up with the exposure.