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Simple And Effective Tips For Raising AllergyFree Kids

By Henry Murphy

Instead of child Allergies being unusual, today they are the norm. It seems like every youngster is allergic to something. In past generations, these conditions were so rare, they were not even discussed. A lot of today's parents wonder how their grandparents raised children whose Food intake didn't have to be monitored closely. For them, raising allergyfree kids was a matter of common sense.

There is a common misconception that children are born with allergies, and parents just have to learn to deal with them. Most experts disagree and say that kids develop allergies through experience and genetics. Parents who keep their children in an environment that is as germ free as possible may not be doing them any favors. Regular contact with fresh air, sunshine, and natural bacteria can be very beneficial.

It is always a good idea to know as much about your family's medical history as possible. This is helpful for all family members, but as a new parent, you can take information, regarding all kinds of allergies previous generations struggled with, and watch for signs of them in your child. Certain conditions, like dry skin or eczema, can make an individual more prone to develop food allergies.

It may seem like the opposite of what you should be doing, but introducing an infant to food allergens can keep them from developing allergies. You want to give a child dairy, eggs, wheat, bananas and other allergens as soon as they are interested in solid food. This can be as young as three or four months. Allergenic foods should be started after yellow vegetables and cereal. Trying out these foods at home is wiser than leaving it to daycare workers.

Don't assume your child will react positively to everything. It is important to monitor your child carefully, especially when you first introduce a new food. Possible reactions include diarrhea, vomiting, and hives. If you see any of these symptoms, you need to call your pediatrician. You don't have to panic and head to the emergency room however. Babies have a higher tolerance for allergens than older kids and adults.

Once you have started to introduce allergens to your baby, you need to continue on a regular basis. Twice a week is enough to begin to establish an immunity. If you only feed your baby the allergens occasionally, an allergy has time to develop. At some point, you might give your little one a combination of allergens, like bananas and kiwi. Mixing up several and blending them into an infant smoothie is an easy and effective way to promote immunity to a number of allergies at one time.

You should continue to give your child allergens regularly, to create immunity, until they are five. The older a youngster gets, the easier it is for allergies to take hold. You have to fool the infant immune system into believing all foods are safe.

A new parent, you should not assume child allergies are a fact of life. The world has certainly changed since your grandparents were raising children, but they had some good ideas. Instead of protecting your baby from food allergens, introducing them, to create an immunity, may be the better decision.

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