Parents get to be in charge of how they enjoy and start complementary food introduction. Some parents may want to introduce many common allergens one at a time (e.g., peanut, egg, fish) and then start SpoonfulONE to ensure babies are getting diet diversity.
However, many families will start SpoonfulONE in the first week or two of feeding their baby solids while introducing the table foods along the way. The risk of slow, single food introduction stretched out over days or months is that it can delay the introduction and inclusion of common allergens during the most important window of time (infancy). Some families may want to introduce foods of concern one at a time, one day apart.
However, some may feel confident going more quickly to get diet diversity. The goal is not to delay! In the newest edition of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5, which is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, authors state: "In the past pediatricians recommended starting one new food every few days, so that you can see if a reaction occurs to that particular food.
New research has shown that it is safe to start multiple foods at once." IMPORTANT NOTE: It's not just the first introduction of a common allergen that matters, rather it’s about thinking of the habit of continuous feeding during infancy. Yes, it’s important to introduce peanut, egg, and other common allergens early (4 to 6 months of age), but it is crucial to keep those foods in your baby’s diet. If you choose to introduce one at a time, SpoonfulONE offers a safe and easy daily system for maintenance after the first introduction of each ingredient.
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