How we introduced solids to our 5 food allergy baby

Introducing solids can always be a bit tricky.

There much mixed advice regarding the age to start solids; it is suggested that no earlier than 4 months but before 6 months. I would say get advice, read credible sources, judge your baby and go with what you feel is right for your family and your child.

ASCIA recommend introducing all of the common allergies IF the child does not have known issues.

However one thing I would recommend that you do, if you are still unsure of what food allergies your child has and are concerned about what your child may react to, is to stage the introduction of the foods.

Give one food then wait 3 days before introducing another. That way it is easier to work out if a food is causing a reaction.

Put it in your dairy or calendar what you foods you are trying and go from there and fingers crossed you won’t even need to refer to it!

The foods that we went with for BRB (listed in order of progress/age) we gave are as follows:-

From four months:
Pureed
Apples
Carrots
Pears
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Bellamy’s organic rice cereal
Swede
Zucchini
Sweet potato
Turnip
Stewed apricots
Banana
Broccoli
Cauliflower

After six months:
Chicken as casserole
Fish as casserole
Lamb as casserole
Beef as casserole
Lentils
Peaches
Mashed; Avocado, Mango
Asparagus – finger food
Rice
Spinach
Cabbage
Leek
Melons – finger food
Parsnips
Pasta
Rhubarb
Tomatoes
Beetroot
Eggplant
Small amount of garlic/onion in casserole
Mushrooms
Cucumber
Berries

Later on when they can chew it up more we gave bread as a finger food with nuttelex/vege spread/nut butter.

Disclaimer: I am not making any recommendations, just listing what I have used in the past and you must rely on your own observations and enquiries regarding the ingredients that you use to cook these meals as ingredients in pre-packaged items can change without notice. As a precaution I read every single label every single time I purchase it.
I am also not giving any medical advice, I am not equipped to do so, I am merely stating what our experience has been.

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