So I wanted to tell you about these cool infant food pouches. They are not your typical baby food. These are baby food pouches to test for allergy’s. The mommy who made these Is Also a dietitian and worried if the “on the market ” baby food had enough vitamins and iron in it.
When babies get around 4-6 each parent gets excited about what food to start and should it be fruits or veggies. How much should she be eating , and big !! No’s. Like ….
..That child at the playground is eating a strawberry !! I hope my baby isn’t allergic ! Or
..OH MY !! (silent pass out ) a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich ! Could this infact kill my child ??
This is a major problem with new parents , no matter if you have 1 kid or 10 each kid is different and respond different to food. One family can have 1 child out of 5 slightly allergic to blueberries. Another family everyone is allergic to cinnamon. (My husbands cousins family is all allergic )
Now each year you have to look what the experts are saying, A few years ago it was do not feed allergen foods till 12+ months. Now they are saying you can introduce foods (do not attempt if family is allergic – unless at a doctors or in er parking lot 😉) as little as 4 Months old. So that means that first foods can now be strawberry , or tree nuts as long as theirs no family history.
That even introducing allergen foods later can cause a higher chance of allergic reaction. Also a article from THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY,ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY (AAAAI) says pregnant moms and moms who breastfeed should not avoid highly allergenic foods to lessen the chance of a reaction later on.
Some of the high allergen foods include —
-Dairy-eggs-soy-peanuts-tree nuts-fish-shellfish- and wheat —–
Some of the allergy pouches they have are …
soy and mango,
Apple and peanut,
Apple and wheat ,
Mango and cod,
Pear and egg ,
Shrimp and banana,
Banana and tree nuts,
And pear and sesame
shrimp and banana,
Banana and tree nuts ,
and pear and sesame seed.
In the pictures above I posted how much purée and how much allergen is in each pouch. Each pouch has one gram of allergen protein except the banana and tree nuts. It contains 3 tree nuts so their is one gram of each of those in the pouch for a total of 3 grams.
So let’s get to it. I’m super cautious when it comes to allergy foods. I decided to try out the banana and shrimp first.
I do my allergies in stages as you will see. I tend to over do it 😂
Day 1. I rubbed a glob on my daughters arm. And then a glob on her cheek (of course instantly she started to lick it up lmao !! )
Day 2. I let Alyssa have 3 small bites and watched and waited for a reaction.
Day 3. I let her eat the rest of the pouch. Safe to say !!!! Alyssa is NOT allergic to shrimp !! Yay which is a huge relief cause it’s my 5 year olds favorite snack and we eat a lot of shellfish (shrimp, clams , crab legs and lobster ) quite a bit.
I think the next pouch I will do is the tree nuts.
The American academy of pediatrics and the world health organization , recommendation is to wait 3 days between new foods just Incase their would be a late reaction.
At inspired start they follow strict guidelines to make sure cross contamination does not occur.
When to call a hospital or rush to er ???
Symptoms can be mild to severe
Mild symptoms—–Hives , redness of skin, itchy mouth (I’d dead keep a eye out and talk to your doctor at next appt
Severe include —trouble swallowing , shortness of breath loss of consciousness, weak pulse to name a few. At this point call a ambulance or drive (if super close to local er )
Inspired start pouches can be bought on their website (I’ll throw link at bottom ) currently sold in boxes but if you love a certain flavor I’m sure you can work something out with their awesome customer service.
Amazon prime and two locations in New York (west side Marley in NYC & Crosby’s marketplace in MA.
Inspired start sells in 3 boxes (free shipping on all orders !!!! )
Box 1. Introduces peanuts ,egg, tree nuts and soy , $23.00. — 8 pouches total (2each)
Box 2. Introduces wheat, sesame, shrimp and cod ,$23.00 –8 pouches total (2 each )
Box 3. Is a variety pack containers 1 pouch in each flavor 🙂 –$23.00 (8 pouches )!
This mom gives this company a 10 out of 10. Very cool idea 😉