Ready, Set, Food! vs. Peanut Powders For Babies

Learn why 1000+ doctors recommend Ready, Set, Food! over peanut powders like Hello Peanut and Lil Mixins and how Ready, Set, Food! provides the exact dose for your baby based on landmark clinical trials.

According to new guidelines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), feeding your baby common allergy-causing foods early. These guidelines are based on recent landmark clinical studies, including the LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) study.

For the best chance at early allergen introduction, the guidelines recommend:

  • Introducing common allergy-causing foods as early as 4-6 months of age
  • Continuing to feed your baby these foods multiple times a week, for several months.

Peanut is one of the most common food allergies for babies and young children. But, it’s also one of the hardest foods to introduce at such a young age. So, many parents may think about using peanut powders to introduce peanut early. Here’s what parents need to know before introducing peanut-only powders like Hello Peanut and Lil Mixins. 

Why choose Ready, Set, Food! over peanut powders?

Peanuts only make up 22% of childhood food allergies.

Peanut powders only cover about a quarter of childhood food allergies. They don’t cover the other two most common food allergies--- egg and milk. 

Milk allergies are even more common in young children than peanut allergies, and egg allergies are about as common as peanut allergies. Plus, milk and egg are the hardest allergens to avoid, so milk and egg allergies have a significant impact on a child's quality of life.

Ready, Set, Food! covers over 80% of childhood food allergies with peanut, egg, and milk --- all three of the most common food allergens.

Peanut powders don’t mix with breastmilk or formula.

You can't mix peanut powder with breastmilk or formula, so it won't work for every feeding routine.

Powders like Hello Peanut and Lil Mixins don't fully dissolve into formula or breastmilk, so unless your child is reliably eating solid foods at 4 months of age (and most are not), you can’t follow the AAP guidelines to introduce allergens at 4-6 months of age using these products. There’s also new research indicating that introducing allergens earlier not only increases effectiveness but also maximizes safety and lowers the risk of a severe allergic reaction. In addition, because peanut powders can only be given to babies eating solids, they also won't work for exclusively breastfed or formula-fed babies.

Ready, Set, Food! fully dissolves into your baby's bottle of breastmilk or formula, and also works with purees. So, it makes allergen introduction easy and safe, no matter how you choose to feed your baby.

Ready, Set, Food! provides the exact, pre-measured dose based on clinical (LEAP, EAT, PETIT) studies.

It's time-consuming and frustrating to calculate and measure out the right amounts of peanut powder to match the peanut dose used in the landmark studies. What if you don't give enough peanut? Or what if you give baby too much peanut?

Plus, many babies are picky eaters. What if baby doesn’t eat all of the food you mix the powder into? 

In addition, peanut powders don't contain egg or milk, so you'll need to prepare your own egg and cow's milk snacks to cover all three of the most common allergens. This will take even more guesswork and time.

Lil Mixins doesn't introduce allergens gradually

Lil Mixins recommends a single set dose for their peanut powder, but this dose is not in line with the stepwise introduction approach found to be effective in the landmark PETIT study

Notably, Lil Mixins doesn't allow for gradual introduction. According to the PETIT study, starting with a lower dose of an allergy-causing food and gradually increasing the amount is a safe and effective way to introduce allergens. 

So, trying to measure out Lil Mixins, or any other peanut powder for a safe DIY approach, takes frustrating guesswork. There's still the concern that you may give baby too little --- or too much --- peanut all at once.

Hello Peanut contains additives and isn't transparent

Hello Peanut does introduce peanut gradually, but their dosage isn’t transparent. So, it's difficult to know whether baby is eating the right amounts of peanut, based on the dosing used in the landmark clinical studies.

Plus, their powder contains the additive of oat flakes, so babies may need to be introduced be more than one food at a time, which doesn't meet AAP guidelines to introduce only new food at a time. 

Ready, Set, Food! Is the Evidence-Based, All-Natural Choice

Ready, Set, Food!'s pre-measured doses eliminate the need for guesswork. Each daily packet of Ready, Set, Food! contains the exact amounts and frequencies of peanut, egg, and milk used in the landmark studies.

The system starts with a lower dose of each allergen, and then safely increases the amount over time.

Ready to start early allergen introduction? Skip the peanut powder and instead, rely on Ready, Set, Food! -- the easy, evidence-based way to help introduce peanut, plus egg and milk allergies.

Ready, Set, Food! can help you follow the new clinical guidelines on early allergen introduction. Plus, it's recommended by 1000+ leading pediatricians and allergists. Give your baby the best chance at food freedom with Ready, Set, Food!


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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.