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Many people have a food allergy to like eggs and peanuts. An allergy to peanuts can be . However, researchers from Imperial College London say that eggs and peanuts to babies may stop them getting allergies when they are . The researchers looked at 146 different about when children ate eggs and peanuts. The studies involved more than 200,000 children. The researchers found that if babies aged between 4-to-6 months ate eggs, they were 40 per cent less to get an egg allergy than children who ate eggs in life. Babies aged four-to-11 months old who ate things like peanut were 70 per cent less likely to develop an allergy to peanuts.

Researcher Robert Boyle said egg and peanut allergies were the two most childhood food allergies. Dr Boyle advised parents to be when feeding babies eggs and nuts. He said babies should have whole nuts because they might choke. They should also only have and not crunchy peanut butter. Other common food allergies are to soy, wheat, sesame, fish, and . The researchers say giving these foods to babies one at a before they become a year old may protect them from allergies. Parents should check their baby's after new food. They also say that research should be done to find the best to start feeding eggs and peanuts to babies.

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