Δευτέρα, 8 Απριλίου 2013

Vegan Baby Led Weaning: *Allergy triggers*


Allergies are a common problem for many families. So you want to be careful when introducing new foods to your little one.

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Evidence suggests that there's no need to delay the introduction of certain foods if there's no allergy history in the family. In our case, Nereus's dad has some kind of allergy to something but he won't go check it out. Crazy, I know. So I had to be extra careful when introducing new foods and there are a couple of things that Nereus hasn't tasted yet because of my fear.

Generally, a good rule is to introduce a new food and then wait for 3 days before introducing a new one. That's because if the baby shows some kind of bad reaction, you'll know what to blame. Also, a good idea would be to give new foods in the morning, so if some kind of reaction appears you won't have το call you doctor in the middle of the night or something.

Vegan foods that are common allergens are: peanuts, soy, nuts, acidic fruits (strawberries, oranges, kiwis etc.), sesame seeds, wheat (gluten).

This of course doesn't mean that you shouldn't give these foods to your child. Just relax and pay attention for any signs of allergy. Oh and if any signs appear, don't freak out! Just call your doctor.

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  1. So far we seem to be lucky. Jarvis can eat anything. Though still have not given him garlic. My Mum, my sister, Tamika and I are all allergic to it. So I thought it best to wait until he is older.

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  2. Great post!

    Question: What was the first food you introduced to Nereus? We started with Rice cereal, and I've heard that is unnecessary to start with, So, I'm just curious what you guys started with?

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    1. Cauliflower!!! You can see our experience here...
      http://afairytalecomesalive.blogspot.gr/2012/04/vegan-blw-first-foods-cauliflower.html

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  3. I have nominated you for a Liebster award, if you are interested the details are here.
    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/liebster-award.html

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    1. I'm allergic to bananas too! Ok, I'm not...I just hate them! It's such a pity cause they are so good for our health!

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