Frequently Asked Questions

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. If your child is older than 11 months, consult your physician or allergist to determine if your child should begin Aralyte.
How does my child begin Aralyte?
Based on the assessment of your physician, you may choose to first administer Aralyte in their office. After the first serving, the Aralyte regimen can be continued daily in the comfort of your home.
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 have an allergic reaction. If your infant is at high risk for a peanut allergy, we strongly recommend that a physician administer the first serving. 
How do I buy Aralyte? Do I have to buy the first serving separately?
The first serving has the option of being done free of charge in the presence of a physician. You may also order monthly kits directly from here
Is there anything I have to do as a parent in order to prepare Aralyte?
There is nothing parents have to do in order to prepare Aralyte. As a liquid formulation, Aralyte can be directly ingested orally or mixed into any baby formula or infant food. Giving it directly to your infant is recommended, to ensure he or she receives the full 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 reported 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, do not open another vial of Aralyte. Wait until the following day, and use exactly one tube per day. Ensure your child finishes as much of the liquid formulation as possible. To assist with ease of administration, other customers have shared that mixing Aralyte with infant formula or other baby foods is helpful.
What if we miss a day?
If you miss one day, that’s okay. Be sure to continue with one serving the following day. However, if more than 3 days in a row are missed, or five days in a single month, please consult with your physician.
How long should my child take Aralyte for?
You and your child’s pediatrician should consult to determine the appropriate regimen. We recommend beginning with a 3-month regimen when your infant is just starting solid foods.
Can I start introducing whole peanuts into my child’s diet?
You and your child’s pediatrician should consult to determine the appropriate time for starting solid foods. You may find it convenient to continue using Aralyte for early peanut introduction until your baby is ready for peanut-containing snacks.

about Aralyte

What is in Aralyte™?
Aralyte contains all-natural distilled peanut extract and complete doses of essential vitamins like vitamin D, making it perfect for babies just starting solid foods. 
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 not a desensitization strategy or form of oral immunotherapy. Desensitization and immunotherapy refer to treatment strategies that raise people’s tolerance to foods they are already allergic to, so that incidental exposure doesn’t result in more serious adverse effects. Aralyte makes early peanut introduction structured and convenient for parents. 
How is Aralyte different from using peanut butter?
Unlike peanut butter, Aralyte makes early peanut introduction easy, infant-friendly, and stress-free. With Aralyte, parents have the option of first exposing their child to peanut in their physician’s office between 4-11 months of age, or when an infant is just starting solid foods. The Aralyte regimen continues with pre-measured servings, making consistent early peanut introduction convenient. Aralyte is less than a teaspoon of liquid formulation and thus does not present a choking hazard for infants. Lastly, Aralyte’s daily disposable vials avoid cross-contamination of kitchenware, making it safer for use around allergic family and friends.
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 manufactured in the United States under strict FDA standards and GMP regulations.
How long does the supply last?
Aralyte can be purchased either as a 2-week kit with 14 individually packaged servings, or as a 3-month kit with three 28 serving boxes.

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 exposure to peanuts is in a small, measured serving. Aralyte also has the added option of beginning in your doctor’s 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 is 'high-risk'? How does it affect my child?
Factors such as a c-section birth or family history of peanut allergy, egg allergy, hay fever, asthma, eczema, or tingling of the mouth upon eating certain fruits are all indicators that your child may be at a higher risk for developing a food allergy. Your child’s doctor will determine if your child should undergo diagnostic testing, such as a skin prick test, prior to starting Aralyte.
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.