Let’s talk baby food! If you’re like me, you’ve read many different timelines as to when to introduce solids into your baby’s life…4 months, 9 months, 15 months, it’s all over the board. I’m going to share our experience and cues we looked for with Owen, but please do your own research and find what’s best for your family!
Cues Your Baby Might Be Ready For Solids:
- Your baby is eyeing/interested in your food
- Your baby can hold its head up while sitting
- Their tongue thrust has disappeared
Solids are exciting, but it can also introduce new stress…food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise and children today are at increased risk. In fact, 320,000 children born this year will develop a food allergy by the age of 18. But the good news is, parents have the ability to help reduce that risk. New guidelines recommend introducing your baby to solid foods and common allergens like peanut, egg, and shrimp around 4-6 months of age. I don’t know about most of you, but getting my little ones to eat foods like shrimp, cod, pistachio, and soy feels nearly impossible…shoot, I can’t get Ava to eat a chicken nugget half the time! SpoonfulOne is an easy way to introduce those foods and makes it easy for parents by incorporating the ingredients into products kids naturally like: Puffs, Crackers, and Mix-ins.
What is SpoonfulOne?
This video sums it up perfectly, but I’ll explain it in more detail.
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 or puree when they first start baby food (around ages 4-6 months). It’s tasteless so your baby won’t notice anything other than the banana, apple or whichever food you add it to. One thing I love about SpoonfulOne, is that their products grow up with your baby. If you find this after the baby is 6 months old, that’s ok! They have Puffs for crawlers, and Oat Crackers for toddlers.
How Does SpoonfulOne Work?
When your baby eats SpoonfulOne, 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 are simply, just foods – not something to react to.
Thank you SpoonfulOne for sponsoring today’s blog post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.