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How to Check For Baby Food Allergies

Feeding your baby new foods that contain potential allergens can be worrisome. Consulting your pediatrician is always recommended, especially if your baby already has allergies, or if your family has a history of food allergies.


Most allergic reactions occur soon after a food is eaten. The symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:

  • Hives
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sneezing

If your baby experiences any of these symptoms, stop feeding that particular food and contact your health care provider immediately.

Some cases of discomfort related to food may not be allergy-based.  Sometimes there is evidence of food intolerance or food sensitivity in a baby. This type of reaction does not involve the immune system. 

You can rest assured that most children outgrow their food allergies by the time they are about five years of age.