How to use Ready. Set. Food! Mix-ins for my baby?

Learn how Ready. Set. Food! adapts to every family’s feeding routines and needs while making it easy to introduce food allergens.

Thanks to landmark clinical studies and recent medical guidelines, we now know that feeding your baby common allergens early and often is strongly recommended by leading health organizations. 

  • Introduce early: Introduce common allergens starting as early as 4-6 months of age, which represents a critical immune window.
  • Introduce often: Continue feeding baby these foods multiple times per week, for at least several months. 

Using Ready. Set. Food! to introduce common allergens is much easier and quicker than measuring out these foods yourself. Just pour a pre-measured sachet of Ready. Set. Food! mix-ins into breastmilk, formula, or food, and mix well. 

Ready. Set. Food! is designed for every family and adapts to every feeding routine, even if your baby is not yet ready for solid food, and even if your baby is a picky eater. 

Learn how to use Ready, Set, Food!: 
  • With a bottle of breastmilk or formula
  • If your baby is consistently eating solids
  • If your baby won’t take a bottle

Ready. Set. Food!: Making It Easy introduce Food Allergens

Ready. Set. Food!’s gentle and safe daily system can be used by children starting at 4 months of age. 

  • Stage 1: Start with stage 1 to slowly and safely introduce peanut, egg, and milk one at a time to your baby.
  • Stage 2: After finishing Stage 1, feed your baby Stage 2 and maintain exposure to Stage 2 for at least 2 months or until your baby consistently eats solids. 
  • Stage 3: Once you've introduced solids to your baby, mix-in Stage 3 with your baby's favorite foods to introduce all 9 top allergens. Please note: Stage 3 can be mixed in with food only.
  • Ready. Set. Food! Oatmeal: Continue introducing solids with RSF! Oatmeal which also includes all 9 top allergens in every yummy, nutritious bite of organic oatmeal! 

How It Works: Mixing in Ready. Set. Food! Stage 1 and 2 with a bottle

Ready. Set. Food! Stage 1 and 2 easily mixes with your baby’s bottle. By adding Ready. Set. Food! to a bottle of breastmilk or formula, you can start introducing peanut, egg, and milk as early as 4 months, even if your baby is not yet ready for solid food. 

If you decide to use Ready. Set. Food! in baby’s bottle of breastmilk or formula:

  • Mix Ready. Set. Food! Stage 1 or 2 into your baby’s bottle once per day.
  • Open one daily packet of Ready. Set. Food, and pour it directly into your baby’s bottle. Make sure to add all of the powder inside the packet.
  • Tightly screw on the bottle cap, and shake the bottle for at least 5-10 seconds. Shaking helps ensure that Ready. Set. Food! dissolves completely into the breastmilk or formula.
  • You will need a minimum of 2 oz of breast milk, or formula to mix with. If your baby doesn't eat the entire amount in one sitting, you can feed the rest at the next mealtime.
  • Feed baby the bottle once Ready. Set. Food! has completely dissolved.
  • Complete Stage 1 to slowly and safely introduce each food one at a time to your baby.
  • After finishing Stage 1, continue with Stage 2 for 6 months or until your baby is eating all 3 foods regularly in their diet.

Mixing in Ready. Set. Food! Stage 1 and 2 with a bottle: Common FAQs

Is shaking breastmilk okay? I thought I wasn’t supposed to shake breastmilk, because it will lose its nutrients.

It is a common misconception that shaking breast milk is harmful to the nutrients and that it is better to swirl. The truth is, there isn’t any evidence to support the claim that shaking is more harmful and that you should swirl breastmilk. 

What if the bottle nipple gets clogged?

If you experience clumps and clogs at the nipple, you likely aren’t shaking the bottle hard enough. Try adding a little hot water and shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds to help. If you are breastfeeding and are worried you will damage the nutrients in your milk, don’t be. There is no published data to support the claim that shaking breast milk harms its nutrients. 

What size bottle nipples work best with Ready. Set. Food? 

Our instructions note to use a level 2 nipple because doctors usually recommend that size for babies 4 months and older. However, you can still use a preemie nipple to give Ready, Set, Food!

How to use Ready. Set. Food! mix-ins with puree or solids?

If you decide to use Ready. Set. Food! Stages 1-3 mix-ins with puree, oatmeal, or other solids:

  • Mix a packet of Ready. Set. Food! with 2-3 oz of puree or food once per day.
  • Mix thoroughly until the powder dissolves completely.
  • Progress through stage 1 to slowly and safely introduce milk, egg, and peanut one at a time to your baby.
  • After finishing Stage 1, frequently feed your baby Stage 2 and 3 for 6 months or until your baby is eating all common allergens regularly in their diet.

How to use Ready. Set. Food! with breastmilk, if baby won’t take a bottle?

If you exclusively breastfeed without offering a bottle, here are some suggestions for feeding Ready. Set. Food!:

  • Bottle alternatives  - Add Ready. Set. Food! to expressed breast milk and offer to baby via spoon-feeding, syringe feeding, cup feeding, or a breastfeeding supplementer.
  • Apply directly to breasts - Apply nipple cream to breasts, then add Ready. Set. Food! Powder directly to breasts on top of nipple cream prior to breastfeeding. 

Ready. Set. Food! - Designed for Every Family

We designed Ready. Set. Food! with every family in mind. Ready. Set. Food! adapts to every feeding routine, because it easily mixes with breastmilk, formula, or your baby’s favorite puree. Give your baby the best chance at food freedom with Ready. Set. Food!

 

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All health-related content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the advice of your own pediatrician in connection with any questions regarding your baby’s health.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If your infant has severe eczema, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.