You can help prevent peanut allergy in your baby by feeding them infant-safe peanut foods when they are ready to start eating solid foods. This is typically between 4 and 6 months of age. Experts call this approach early allergen introduction, or “early introduction” for short.  

Giving your infant peanut-containing foods early, and continuing to feed these foods several times a week, reduces the chance of your baby developing a peanut allergy by as much as 80%.  

The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, recommends early introduction of peanuts. Learn more about the Addendum Guidelines for Prevention of Peanut Allergy.