When can I introduce allergenic foods to my baby?

When can I introduce allergenic foods to my baby?

One of the most common questions I get from parents starting solids is “When can I introduce allergens like eggs/peanuts/dairy/wheat to my baby?

Even for high risk babies, the recommendations are now to introduce high risk allergenic foods fairly soon after starting solids, around 6 months of age. You can read the Canadian Pediatric Society statement on that here.

I created a video to share more details about introducing allergens to babies. Watch it here:




1 Comment
  • Jul's
    Posted at 02:19h, 30 November

    Fabulous video and I had no idea about introducing allergens earlier…my oldest son could not eat solids for his entire first year. I kept trying, but it seems his digestive system was not quite ready. My Naturopath recommended I keep breast feeding only and keep trying every month or so with solids, but that likely my son would not be able to eat solids until a year old… sure enough he was right. Tyryn hit 1 year and suddenly he could handle solids. I appreciate learning about introducing all these different foods early, though because likely for most children, it makes so much sense. Tyryn does have asthma and some allergies, though thankfully they lessened as he got older.