Allergy Season

If your toddler is allergic to pollens, she will be more likely to have an allergic reaction during the spring, summer, and fall, but not as much in the winter

When allergies hit

Dust mite and pet allergies tend to be worse in the morning than at other times of day.


The truth about food allergies

There is no cure for food allergies. They may go away by themselves, but in the meantime the only way to overcome them is to avoid the food altogether.


Testing for allergies

If you suspect your child has a true food allergy, then have her seen by a physician so testing can be arranged. Food allergies can be life threatening and therefore, must be taken seriously.

Toddler food alergies explained

A toddler food allergy is when our immune system wrongly interprets as harmful something we have eaten, and reacts to it.

Common Allergies

If you or spouse suffer from allergies, or other kids are allergic, you should avoid most common food allergy foods, such as nuts & eggs.

Informing children about food allergies

Once a food allergy is confirmed, then it’s vital that she is well informed of the food she is allergic to and to avoid it without exception

How to tell the difference between allergies and colds

Does baby have allergies or a cold? If symptoms persist for more than a few days then nasal allergies may be to blame.

Allergies run in the family

If a parent is allergic to a food, child may be more likely to develop an allergy. Help prevent the food allergy by eliminate the food.

Allergy Prevention

Battle down the allergens. Use a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels below 50 percent, especially in the basement where mold spores and bacteria tend to thrive.

Introducing new foods

Introduce one new food at a time. Add another new food after four or five days. Waiting allows the baby to get used to new flavors and allows you to identify any problem foods easily if allergic reactions occur.

Light is good

Expose your baby to about 30 minutes of light each morning. Why? Light suppresses the release of the sleep hormone melatonin; this helps set her internal clock — making it easier for her to fall asleep at night.

Battling Allergies

Battle down the allergens. Vacuum at least 2X a week & invest in a vacuum with a HEPA air purifying filte and allergen filtration system.
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Combatting Alergies

Mold grows quickly in the refrigerator, so be sure to clean it frequently with bleach, and throw away old food.
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How to introduce new foods

When introducing new foods, keep track of them on the calendar so you can track down food allergies.

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Reducing home allergens

To reduce allergens replace furnace and air filters every 1-2 months during peak allergy seasons.

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Reducing allergens

To reduce allergens wash bedding in hot water to remove dust and kill bacteria.



Reducing allergens

To reduce allergens vacuum your home at least once a week and consider purchasing a HEPA vacuum.


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Determining allergies in children

If parents cannot determine the source of the allergy, an allergist can perform a battery of skin tests to determine the offending allergens.


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Introducing new foods.

Introduce new foods one at a time, several days apart. This makes it easier to figure out what might be causing any rash or food allergy symptoms he might have. From:

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