Beware of allergies

If child has severe food allergy, inform caretakers, babysitters & parents of friends that the food is not allowed near child. Source

Play-Doh

Did you know that Play-Doh may cause allergy reactions for tots with wheat allergies? http://bit.ly/N6116w

Allergens

Did you know that nearly 85 percent of allergy sufferers are allergic to dust mites. http://bit.ly/iTpUSD

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a common example of food intolerance caused by lacking an enzyme needed to digest milk sugar.

When the child eats milk products, symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea can occur.

From: toddlerstoday.com

When to introduce new foods

Introduce new foods during the morning or early afternoon. This will enable you to deal with any adverse reactions when your pediatrician is in office.  Should an adverse reaction occur during the morning/early afternoon, it will cause the least amount of disruption in baby’s fragile routine.

From: wholesomebabyfood.com

Eight top allergens

Eight top allergens account for 90 percent of all food allergies.

These include Tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts), Eggs, Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp), Wheat, Fish (bass, cod, flounder) and Soy

From: allergycases.org

The beginning of food allergies

By the time a toddler reaches school age, food allergies have usually presented themselves. However, it can be important to remember that allergic reactions to foods served in a school setting are possible.

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), about 25 percent of reactions in school-age children occurred at school, either in cafeterias, playgrounds or classrooms.

From: toddlerstoday.com

Percentage of children with allergies

Although many parents suspect their child is allergic to certain foods, only about 6 percent of young children and 3 to 4 percent of adults in the United States have a food allergy.

From: babycenter.com