By KAVIN SENAPATHY, Slate
Products that promise to safely introduce children to certain foods are a waste of money. Here’s what you really need to know about allergens. The first time you give your baby peanut butter can be a stressful experience: What if they have a life-threatening food allergy that you never even knew about? How should you, as a parent, balance this fear with the emerging theory that early exposure to such allergy-inducing foods might be the best choice for your baby in the long run? When did peanut butter and jelly get so stressful?