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LEARN ABOUT INTRODUCING ALLERGENS TO YOUR BABY

Ever try to feed peanut, egg or milk to a 4-month-old? Not so simple! That’s why we created Ready, Set, Food!, so that all babies could have access to a safe, easy and convenient way to be introduced to allergens early and often.

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What you need to know about Early Allergen Introduction and Ready, Set, Food!

What is early allergen introduction and why do it?

Early allergen introduction is the process of frequently feeding common allergenic foods, such as peanut or egg, to your baby. The 2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other prominent medical associations (NIH, AAP, AAAAI) recommend introducing peanut and egg in the first year of life (after age 4 months), otherwise known as early allergen introduction. This is especially important for babies with eczema who have a 1 in 3 chance of developing food allergies. With Ready, Set, Food!, we make it easy to introduce allergens early and often.

Why is Ready, Set, Food! the best way to introduce allergens?

Ready, Set, Food! is the best option for introducing allergens because we make the process simple. It is important to note that for early allergen introduction parents need to frequently feed allergenic foods such as peanut, egg, and milk to their babies. Parents have found that trying to do this on their own is difficult and time-consuming, which is why we've created Ready, Set, Food! to help make early allergen introduction easy.

When should I start my baby on Ready, Set, Food! and for how long?

The 2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other prominent medical associations (NIH, AAP, AAAAI) recommend starting babies as early as 4 months of age with food allergen introduction.

We recommend starting the Stage 1 introduction, and Stage 2 for continued exposure together anytime between 4 - 12 months of age. You should sustain exposure to Stage 2 for at least 6 months.

Stage 3 is designed as the next step from Stage 2, and expands allergen exposure from 3 to 9 allergens including tree nuts, sesame, wheat and soy. However, if your baby hasn't started allergen introduction, but is already eating solid foods, feel free to start with Stage 3. Continue on Stage 3 for at least 6 months.

Feeding foods like peanut, egg, and milk only once or twice is NOT enough. We recommend using Ready, Set, Food!, for at least 6 months, or until your baby is regularly eating the allergens at least 3 times a week. We designed Ready, Set, Food!, to make it safe and easy for parents to not only introduce the allergens, but to sustain exposure as well.

Is Ready, Set, Food! safe?

Yes, Ready, Set, Food! is safe. Feeding allergenic foods to babies under 1 year of age is safe and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ready, Set, Food! makes it even safer by starting with a small dose, one allergen at a time. Ready, Set, Food! Stage 1 starts with peanut, egg and milk, introducing ultra-low doses of each allergen before slowly increasing to the maintenance amount used in the clinical studies.

As a result, the initial allergen exposures are much gentler than what families typically feed their infants, equivalent to less than 1 teaspoon of yogurt or cow’s milk, 1/8th teaspoon of peanut butter, and 1/250th of a cooked egg. Ready, Set, Food! is the best option for introducing allergens because we make the process simple. It is important to note that for early allergen introduction, parents need to frequently feed allergenic foods such as peanut, egg, and milk to their babies. Parents have found that trying to do this on their own is difficult and time-consuming, which is why we've created Ready, Set, Food! to help make early allergen introduction easy, convenient and safe.

How do I use Ready, Set, Food!? (S1/S2 only)

Ready, Set, Food! is a guided system to make early allergen introduction safe, easy and convenient. Each daily pre-measured packet mixes easily in a bottle or food. Just shake or stir until dissolved and feed one packet daily.

Stage 1

Stage 1 is the introduction to the top 3 allergens - peanut, egg, milk. Start your baby on Stage 1 as early as 4 months of age. Gradually introduce peanut, egg and milk one at a time for the first 30 days. Mix Stage 1 with breast milk, formula, or food.

Stage 2

Stage 2 - Maintains “early and often” exposure to peanut, egg and milk. Start your baby with Stage 2 if you've already introduced these allergens. It is recommended to sustain exposure for at least 3 - 6 months.

Stage 1 + 2 Mix-Ins

HOW DO I USE IT?

Stage 1 + 2 Mix-Ins

Babis are MESSY. SO WE MADE OUR SYSTEM AS EASY AS 1…2…3

TEAR

Each day empty one packet into bottle of breast milk or formula with at least 2 ounces of liquid. Can also mix with food.


MIX

Shake bottle or stir food for 10 seconds. Works best in size 1+ nipples.


EAT

Your baby should drink most of the bottle, but does not need to finish it. If you miss a day simply resume the next day.


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