How can I tell if my baby is allergic to solid foods?

My daghter is 4 months andthe first time i gave her sqaush or green beans she got an upset tummy. The only way I know to tell if someone is allergic to something is if they get hives or can't breath any more.


Asked by amber_rachelle at 10:00 AM on Feb. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • feeling sick from it, could be an allergy. Did she vomit?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • 4 months old is way to young for solid food, her digestive system probably isn't ready. It may not be an allergy but it is probably a sign that she is NOT ready for vegetables.

    Answer by celticreverie at 10:01 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • You really shouldn't be giving a 4 month old solids at all either, they're digestive system isn't ready for it until 6 months that's why they say not to. She probably has an upset stomach from it because of that. You should do only rice cereal if you want to give her solids early. You will be taking the change and a high chance, of introducing her to food allergies and asthma as well, by feeding her solids before the age of 6 months!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • I would just hold off for a couple more weeks and try again. Just be careful to only give one new food at a time for a few days.

    An upset tummy isn't necessarily a food allergy...but it may be a sensitivity. It doesn't mean an allergy will develop, though. My oldest couldn't tolerate babyfood peaches....but he can eat them now (he's 4).

    Hold off to make sure she's not coming down with a stomach bug (there's a nasty one going around where we are!) and stick to what you know is okay.

    Remember there is no rush for solids at this age. It's fine to give them at 4 months, however, usually it is recommended to begin with cereals not foods. (and you may have already done cereal, it's not in your post) The recommended ages for beginning solids is 4-6 months....

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 10:09 AM on Feb. 5, 2009

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  • ok yeah i understand perople wanting to wait. she will be five months on the 17 and her doc. said that it was ok to start her. i did wait several days after i took her off of one food to try another. she does eat rice and she take that pretty well. no vomiting for for any of it . and she loves apples they don't give her any problems. i was just curious if anybody elses kid got upset tummyies the first time they tried a new food. And she is my first so yes i will make mistakes and i know this

    Answer by amber_rachelle at 5:34 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

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