Food Allergies In Babies

Weaning your baby onto solid foods can be an exciting time for parents, but it can also come with some worries. You may have questions about what you can feed your baby at this stage and the risks of certain foods leading to an allergic reaction.

It’s estimated that between 5% and 8% of children and babies have a food allergy — so you must know what to look out for when weaning.

Discover more about what causes food allergies in babies, the signs of food allergies and when to see a doctor.

a close up photo of a father feeding his baby with a spoon. The baby has their mouth wide open ready to eat the food on the spoon.

When to see a doctor

If you feed your baby a potential food allergen and they display signs of a severe allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.

Talk to your health visitor or GP for further advice if you notice a mild reaction.


If you’re concerned about introducing potential allergens or want to have your baby checked for allergies, book a blood test with our team of specialists at Childhealthy.

We also offer a full nutritional assessment for infants that can help you ensure you’re meeting your baby’s nutritional needs and avoiding their allergens at the same time.




Disclaimer: Information contained in this article is intended as general advice and does not replace a medical assessment. If you are concerned about your child please contact your doctor for advice.

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