Our older daughter had her first allergic reaction to nuts at 9 months and was diagnosed with food allergies (peanuts and tree nuts) at 20 months. As a first time parent, food allergies were not on my radar; we had no prior history of food allergies in our family.
When my elder daughter turned 3, we decided to do OIT (oral immunotherapy) for her food allergies and had a lot of success. That’s when we started to truly learn about the power of food and its impact on the immune system.
When my youngest daughter started showing worse eczema symptoms than her sister’s, I didn't want to take any chances. I knew I had to start training her immune system at an early age. Our allergist suggested we start feeding our youngest Bamba at six months to prevent a possible peanut allergy. I knew Bamba would help with peanuts but I was perplexed on how to feed her the right amounts of all of the other top food allergens. Thankfully, I came across the SpoonfulOne food blend!
At the time I had been nervous about giving my youngest daughter any potential food allergens, since it was hard to know how much I could feed her safely. I’m a busy working mom so it was a relief to find something that was convenient, perfectly pre-measured, and included all of the top allergens. I also feel good knowing it was created by a well-respected pediatrician. When we first started SpoonfulOne, my daughter had a rash, but I persisted and the rash quickly cleared up as I continued to feed it to her daily.
My family and I are vegetarian, but I made an exception for SpoonfulOne. The product benefits outweigh our lifestyle preferences. I wouldn’t want her exposed to food later in life that her immune system wasn’t prepared for, especially since many of the foods found in SpoonfulOne are unavoidable in today's world.
I really wish my pediatrician and allergist had known and told me about these revolutionary new approaches when we first started introducing new foods.
I’m so happy I decided to trust my instinct, do my own research, and follow the science!
Now that my daughter has been consistently eating all of the most common allergens, I feel more confident to feed her meals that include potentially risky foods such as eggs and nuts.
I'm so thankful for the doctors and moms who created SpoonfulOne!