We find that some pediatricians recommend the 3-day rule for introducing new foods. While that is definitely one way that you can introduce foods to your little one, it’s definitely not the only option. At Yumi, we tend to encourage more variety and more frequent exposure to new foods.
The reason why some pediatricians encourage the 3-day rule is because of potential allergic reactions. However, the large majority of baby’s first foods are not foods where allergies are commonly seen. Allergies to fruits and vegetables and naturally gluten-free grains are far more rare than ‘The Big 8’ allergens, which include: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. All of our products are free of these common allergens, so we very rarely see reactions to any of our foods.