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Common weaning foods and the risk of allergy

Learn more about foods which are least allergenic, and which foods can cause allergic reactions in your child.

4 mins
to read Oct 24, 2019

Foods which rarely cause allergic reactions

Cereal

  • rice

    Rice
    eg. cereal, porridge

  • oats

    Oats
    eg. cereal

  • corn

    Corn

  • barley

    Barley

  • wheat

    Wheat
    eg. cereal, bread

Vegetable

  • potato

    Potato

  • yam

    Yam

  • sweet-potato

    Sweet Potato

  • pumpkin

    Pumpkin

  • turnip

    Turnip

  • carrot

    Carrot

  • spinach

    Spinach

  • brocolli

    Broccoli

  • cabbage

    Cabbage

  • bai-cai

    Bai Cai

Fruit

  • banana

    Banana

  • apple

    Apple

  • plum

    Plum

  • chinese-pear

    Chinese Pear

  • nectarine

    Nectarine

  • pear

    Pear

  • papaya

    Papaya

  • watermelon

    Watermelon

  • cherry

    Cherry

  • avocado

    Avocado

Meat

  • pork

    Pork

  • chicken

    Chicken

  • fish

    Fish

  • beef

    Beef

  • lamb

    Lamb

Foods which occasionally cause oral allergy syndrome

  • orange

    Orange

  • kiwifruit

    Kiwifruit

  • mango

    Mango

  • pineapple

    Pineapple

  • cantaloupe

    Cantaloupe

Foods which can cause allergic reactions in infants*

  • egg

    Egg

  • peanuts

    Peanuts

  • tree-nuts

    Tree nuts

  • soyabean

    Soyabean

*For older children (above 5 years old), in addition to the list, shellfish and birdnest are more commonly reported for allergies in Singapore.