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Back when our first child was born, I’ll admit we were a little obsessed with cleanliness and would sterilize everything that came into contact with our baby’s mouth. Until one day, that is – when we watched our crawling child picking up toys from the floor, giving them a good old chew, then dropping them back on the floor again. If she were regularly...

Over the last few weeks we have received several e-mails from parents with babies on elimination diets due to food allergies. Some of these e-mails have requested advice about which foods should be given to infants on elimination diets in order to replace the nutrients they are missing. Whilst we always try to provide a full and informative response to any questions...

Earlier this week we posted a question from Christy in the United States. Christy subsequently sent us another interesting question Рthe answer to which we thought other parents might find useful. Christy wanted to know if she needed to use the four day rule when giving her baby  a food such as homemade carrots IF her little one had previously been introduced...

We received the following message last week from Christy in the United States… I would like to know at what point can I stop “introducing” foods to my 9 month old and not have to wait the 3-4 day waiting period? When can I give her table foods without having to worry about an allergic reaction? She is currently eating #2 jarred foods, but I would like to introduce table foods. With Christy’s permission, we decided to share her question – and our answer – here on our blog, just in case you may be wondering...