The 4-Day Wait Rule Finds Food Your Baby Is Allergic To

When you are introducing your baby to solid food, you don't yet know what he or she might be allergic to. Petit Organics founder Michelle Muller-Marinis shares a way to figure that out: it's called the 4-Day Wait Rule.

Here's how it works. If the first food you want to introduce into your baby's diet is potato, then for four days, you only feed potatoes. If the child has an allergy, the reaction would materialise in those four days, maybe through a rash or swelling. If nothing happens, then that food is safe and you can introduce a new one — once more sticking to the four-day test period.

Muller-Marinis explains it in detail in the video, so check it out.

4-Day Wait Rule [Howcast]


Comments

    ... how many different types of food are there in the world?

    And this has been scientifically proven right, I mean it is not just something someone thought up? After all, I am sure a food retailer has a degree in like paediatrics or is a dietician.

      Well said.. Let alone like.. They MIGHT be allergic.. so you ONLY give them that? "Lets see how far we can push this kid."

    This is stupid, I have never met anyone or even heard of anyone alergic to potato, it's usually those usual foods people are alergic to, e.g. nuts, shellfish etc.

    This is stupid, I have never met anyone or even heard of anyone alergic to potato, it's usually those same old foods people are alergic to, e.g. nuts, shellfish etc.

      It actually exists. Its quite rare and usually doesn't develop until around 5 years of age.

      Last edited 10/02/14 8:07 pm

    You know what else is good at finding allergies. A doctor. They do test when you're born to look for common ones.

      Yep you'll be suprised what someone with atual training can do lol.

      You obviously don't have children. Taking a sensible approach like the one detailed in this article means you don't have to needlessly take your child to see an allergist who will then jab common food allergens into baby's skin. Try holding a baby still while someone is about to jab him/her in the back at least ten times with a needle. A baby's developing immune system will mean he/she is hyperallegenic to most solid food at an early stage of his/her life. Baby will grow out of this if due time as the immune system is tolerised. In the meantime, slowly test foods as described above.

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