When To Give My Baby Puffs: Early Allergen Introduction

August 31, 2021 3 min read

Puffs are a common and delicious snack to introduce to your little one when they are transitioning to solid foods. The fun, vibrant shapes are easy to pick up and dissolve quickly in saliva. A perfect on-the-go snack, puffs come in a variety of flavors and contain a varying amount of ingredients. 

But with aisles full of different options, it can be tough to choose the one with the best nutritional value for your little one. According to the newest USDA Guidelines, diet diversity is essential for babies and is a key early habit in lifelong, healthy eating. Every day, new complementary foods and common food allergens should be introduced to help reduce the risk of your baby developing a food allergy later in life.

But we know that feeding a diverse set of foods every day to your little one can be challenging. That’s why at SpoonfulONE it is our mission to make it easy and safe to feed diverse, common allergens every day.

Designed to support consistent daily use, SpoonfulONE Puffs are the perfect complement to your child’s favorite foods and snacks. All you need is one packet, once daily, for one year!

What is in SpoonfulONE Puffs?

Every SpoonfulONE product has a purpose: to help train your baby's growing tummy and immune system to see food allergens as food and not dangerous. Created by one of the world’s leading pediatric allergists and immunologists, the serving size of proteins found in every pack of SpoonfulONE is based on proprietary science and clinical research. Our founder, Dr. Kari Nadeau, discovered 30mg of every food protein was the right amount for safely training babies' tummy.

With every bite, your little one will be exposed to a spoonful of 16 foods — small, precise amounts of peanuts, milk, shellfish (shrimp), tree nuts (almond, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, and walnut), egg, fish (cod and salmon), grains (wheat and oat), soy, and sesame. 

When Can My Baby Start Puffs?

Developmentalsigns of readiness are different for each child, so make sure they have shown some of these signs when deciding to feed your baby puffs. In general, if your baby is 6+ months and shows signs that he's ready for finger foods, such as interest in feeding themselves, munching up and down while watching you eat, or sipping from a cup with help, they will be ready to try Puffs.

Even if your baby still relies heavily on formula or breastmilk, once they reach 6+ months, it is a great age to start introducing puffs and other soft foods.

Puffs are formatted to dissolve quickly in the mouth, making them the perfect baby snack for new eaters. Plus, the new shapes, textures and experience of self-feeding will help them develop new skills, like the pincer grasp, while they have a tasty snack.

Best Tips for Serving Puffs

When introducing Puffs, here are some things to keep in mind!

  • Try pairing Puffs with other nutritionally dense meals. For inspiration, check out some of our favorite recipes!
  • Experiment with different Puff flavors to see what your child likes as well as exposing them to a range of nutrients and flavors
  • Offer your baby only a few pieces of the Puff at a time and supervise their reaction and ability to grind up and process the puffs with tongue, teeth, and gums. 
  • Let your baby feed himself and offer help along the way. Resist the urge to feed it to them if they’re having a tough time.
  • Puffs dissolve fast in saliva. So if your baby gets a piece into their mouth and doesn’t know what to do, it will melt with saliva and can easily be swallowed.

Maintain Food Allergen Introduction with SpoonfulONE

When it comes to introducing allergens into your baby’s diet, once or twice is not enough. Once your child starts trying solids around 4-6 months, diet diversity and food allergens should continue to be a part of your baby’s diet as they grow. 

SpoonfulONE is the only food allergen introduction product designed to grow with your child. From breastfeeding to year one and beyond, make SpoonfulONE a daily part of your little one’s diet.