So you are starting to introduce your baby to new foods, and there is a whole world out there of snacks to try. It can be exciting and worrying as your baby starts discovering new snacks. Will they like it? Can they choke on it? Is it healthy? And the most important question, are they allergic to it?
Peanut allergies come with a lot of unknowns as you usually don’t know until you develop an allergic reaction. AtNosh we understand all the ups and downs of raising a baby and we want to give you more ups than downs.
It is important to introduce babies to common food allergies by 12 months of age, as stated by theASCIA. One of the most common is peanut allergies. At Nosh we want to give you a small guide on how to properly introduce your baby to peanut snacks and, more specifically, our peanut puffs.
The first thing you need to do is find a way to feed your baby peanuts, without the fear of choking. Peanuts are really small and if they aren’t chewed properly, it can be a choking hazard for your baby.
The best way to introduce your baby to peanuts is by either thinning out peanut butter and adding it to cereal or yogurt in small amounts or by dissolving peanut puffs in breast milk or formula and feeding it by spoon according tohealthychildren.org. At Nosh we actually providepeanut puffs in two delicious flavors; Peanut butter and Peanut butter + Banana. They are also organic baby puffs.
The key is to introduce peanuts in small amounts like you would sample a lotion to make sure your skin isn’t sensitive to it. It is the safest way to see if your baby has peanut allergies.Healthychildren.org also states that breastfeeding for the first 6 months can lessen the risk of peanut allergies in families where peanut allergies are common.
You may want to introduce your baby to peanuts through our delicious peanut puffs. Peanut allergies are important to be aware of but we also want your baby to eat healthy snacks as well. That’s why we offer organic baby puffs snacks.
Once your baby reaches 4-10 months, you can start introducing them toNosh Peanut Puffs. Depending on your baby's age, you may want to soften the organic baby puffs with water or milk. Around 7 months, and once your baby can dissolve textures, peanut puffs should be fine to give your child, without needing them to be softened.
Our peanut puffs contain only 4 ingredients that you can easily recognize. Our ingredients are also organic, making peanut puffs free of pesticides and other chemicals. These organic peanut puffs are also the perfect size for their small mouths and encourage self-feeding.
If your baby is ready to try peanuts, we recommend you follow the above suggestions and talk with your pediatrician. Starting with Nosh peanut puffs can help you figure out if your baby has peanut allergies and provide nutritional snacks.
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