the Aralyte regimen
When should my child begin Aralyte?
Your child should begin Aralyte between 4 and 11 months of age when they are just starting solid foods.
Do I need to do the first serving in the presence of a physician?
As with all peanut introductions into an infant’s diet, there is a small chance that your child will develop a sign of intolerance such as a rash or other allergic symptom. If your infant is at high risk for a peanut allergy, we recommend that a physician administer the first serving.
How should Aralyte be stored?
Aralyte can be stored in a dry area at room temperature anywhere in your home. Do not store Aralyte in the fridge, and keep it away from heat sources. While the packaging is free of allergens and safe to handle, Aralyte does contain peanuts. If members of your household have a peanut allergy, use the same precautions you would when handling and storing food products that contain peanuts.
Is there a specific meal or time of day I should give my child Aralyte?
Use Aralyte whenever it’s most convenient for you and your family. Families have told us that feeding Aralyte with their child’s first bottle or keeping Aralyte near their changing table is especially easy for them.
What if my child cannot finish the serving (spits it out, etc.)?
If your child can’t finish the entire serving, there is no need to try feeding another serving in the same day. Rather, wait until the following day, and use exactly one tube. Ensure your child finishes as much of the formula as possible.
What if we miss a day?
If you miss one day, that’s okay. Be sure to continue with one serving the following day.
How long should my child take Aralyte for?
Aralyte is recommended for early peanut introduction until your baby can safely consume solid peanut-containing snacks or meals. The two pieces of early introduction are 1) introducing peanut early, and 2) feeding peanut consistently. Aralyte makes it easy to first introduce peanuts, but it is advised to continue regularly incorporating peanut into your baby’s diet after early exposure.
What is in Aralyte™?
Our yummy formula is made with light roast peanuts sourced from organic farms, all-natural Vitamin D to support bone health, organic safflower oil pressed from non-GMO safflower seeds, and other essential vitamins to support healthy immune development.
How much solution and peanut protein is in one serving?
Each liquid serving contains 4 mL of Aralyte, which is less than a single teaspoon. Based on the amounts used in the LEAP Study, each serving contains slightly less than 1 gram of peanut protein to total 6 grams of peanut protein per week.
Is Aralyte a desensitization strategy or a form of oral immunotherapy?
Aralyte is neither a desensitization strategy nor a form of oral immunotherapy. Desensitization and immunotherapy refer to treatment strategies that raise people’s tolerance to foods they are already allergic to. Rather, Aralyte is a form of early introduction. Early introduction has been shown to prevent peanut allergies from developing in high-risk infants (LEAP Study).
How is Aralyte different from using peanut butter?
Parents choose Aralyte over peanut butter for early introduction because they can trust our ingredients and more tightly regulated manufacturing process to ensure only the best for their babies. Additionally, parents can rest assured that they’re following the latest guidelines by giving scientifically proven amounts of peanut, ease and convenience of daily single-serving tubes, and avoiding cross contamination of kitchenware and surfaces if friends or family have a peanut allergy.
Can Aralyte replace Vitamin D supplements?
Yes. Aralyte has the daily recommended amount of vitamin D, so you do not need any extra supplements.
Where is Aralyte made?
Aralyte is made in the United States under strict FDA standards and GMP regulations.
Aralyte and my child
Can Aralyte be used if my child has a peanut allergy?
Unfortunately not. If your child is allergic, you should consult an allergist on how to best manage his/her condition. You can find some great resources on the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website.
I’m scared about starting Aralyte. What if my child has a reaction?
With Aralyte, your child’s first introduction to peanuts is in a small, measured serving. Before introducing peanut, it may make sense to speak with your child’s pediatrician to address concerns, or to administer your first serving in their office. If you begin Aralyte at home, watch for any signs of intolerance or sensitivity (like rash, diarrhea, runny nose, or vomiting). If you suspect a reaction, call 911 and seek medical help.
What are the signs of an adverse reaction? What should I do if I suspect my child has a reaction?
The signs of an allergic reaction include development of hives or other rash, extremely pale skin, swelling of the skin, lips, or face, wheezing or other severe breathing difficulties, sweating, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid pulse, and fainting or loss of consciousness. If you suspect your child is having an adverse reaction upon using Aralyte, call 911 immediately and seek emergency medical help.