New research says babies should start eating or be exposed to foods containing peanuts before their first birthday.

Peanut allergies is at the top of the list of allergies people suffer from, and could be deadl.y

The National Institutes of Health released guidelines on Thursday aimed to protect babies and toddlers from developing the dangerous food allergy. Their research showed, early exposure to peanuts lowered a baby's chances of becoming allergic.

Babies born with high risk are typically check out by doctors before any exposure. But, for those tots who aren't high risk, they suggest giving them foods like watered down peanut butter (gross) or peanut-flavored "puff" snacks.

Considering that peanut allergies affect about 2% of Children, it may be a good idea to follow these guidelines.

Check out the full article from Cosmopolitan.

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