Introducing our Early Allergen Introduction Checklist!
DYK that leading health organizations recommend introducing peanuts and other common food allergens early and often, once a baby starts solid foods?*
That may sound scary – but common food allergens are actually some of the most nutrient-dense foods and full of benefits for growing bodies!
Talk to your pediatrician about whether your baby is ready for early allergen introduction so you can get started and remember, never feed your baby a food to which they are already allergic.
Once your LO's doctor has given the green light, we’re here to help with your soon-to-be fave #momhack: a super simple checklist for tracking allergen introduction that also features helpful, simple ideas to help keep common allergens in little diets regularly. Download the full Early Allergen Introduction Checklist here, and pass it on by sharing with your friends and fellow parents!
Remember: early, often and ongoing is key! Once introduced, aim to keep these foods in the diet regularly. Here are some easy ways to do that:
- Yogurt with fruit and MightyMe Nut Butter Puffs on top (dairy, tree nuts, peanuts)
- Well-scrambled eggs, yolk and whites (eggs)
- Pancakes (eggs, wheat)
- Infant wheat cereal or wheat germ mixed with familiar puree (wheat)
- Pasta cooked until tender (wheat)
- Tahini spread on a toast stick or teething cracker (wheat, sesame)
- Mashed or cubed tofu (soy)
- Mashed fish - sardines, wild caught Alaskan salmon, arctic char and steelhead trout are options low in mercury. Remember to remove all bones and cook thoroughly! (fish, wheat, shellfish)
Snacks & Sides
- Plain full-fat yogurt, cheeses - choose softer, lower sodium options like mozzarella or goat cheese (dairy)
- Mission MightyMe Nut Butter Puffs, containing almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts and walnuts (peanuts, tree nuts)
- Mashed soybeans (soy)
- Boiled and mashed edamame (soy)
- Mashed sweet potato with tahini (sesame)
feeding the baby peanut-containing foods.
IMPORTANT: Never feed your baby a food they are already allergic to, except under the supervision of a physician. Mission MightyMe products must be avoided by anyone who has a known or suspected allergy to any of the ingredients. If you have any questions about what you’re feeding your baby, consult your pediatrician.