Now that little A has been able to have his own taste of food, he’s even more interested in ours. Smacking his lips while he watches us eat, chewing on his tongue, and even drooling like a faucet. It’s really cute, so we were super excited to introduce him to his next food.
The initial plan was to boil up some eggs and give him the yolks, as I’ve always heard that babies shouldn’t have egg whites before one. Curious, I realized that the reason for this was because egg whites contain a higher amount of allergens than do egg yolks. It was theorized that by waiting until at least a year old, you could potentially avoid the risk of your baby developing food allergies.
After a little research though I realized that the AAP now says that foods, like eggs, can safely be given to infants, as long as those types of food allergies don’t run in your family.
Author: Savannah Baker
Savannah is a full-time mom of one, and can often be found outside on one of her various adventures. She enjoys carving her own path through natural and holistic living, as well as discovering ways to use food as medicine.