It’s strangely satisfying to see your baby start solids. Watching them experience different flavours and textures for the first time, seeing them tuck into a meal of pureed pumpkin. But with rising rates of food allergies in children, how should we start solids?
According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy 10 percent of infants and 4-8 percent of children have a food allergy. Heidi Young from The Nest is a specialist in childhood allergy. She tells us the most up-to-date information about how to safely introduce solids, and what you should do if your child has an allergic reaction. Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia’s resource for parents, which Heidi refers to, is called Nip Allergies in the Bub.