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Guest blog Vini Mini with the Small Kitchen

Gastblog Vini Mini met de Kleine Keuken

Did you know that 80% of peanut allergies can be prevented? Not me. Until my son Viggo had a life-threatening allergic reaction when he was 6 months old. Thanks to the early and frequent feeding of allergens, we have been able to prevent a food allergy with Viggo.

 

Vini Mini was born from this, because we believe that every Mini has the right to a happy, healthy and carefree life without food allergies.

 

Number of children with food allergies is rising!

Unfortunately, Viggo is not alone; but more and more children have food allergies. About 7% of all children in the Netherlands have a food allergy and this number has even doubled in the past 10 years!

 

Eczema can cause a food allergy

I always thought that eczema is a reaction to a food allergy, but it's the other way around!

In scientific studies they have found that children can become allergic through the skin. So if your Mini has eczema (like my son Viggo), the allergens enter through the broken skin. The immune system of your Mini does not understand what this is and immediately starts producing antibodies. If you then give the peanut via the correct route (namely via the gastrointestinal tract), your Mini can get an allergic reaction!

 

Major impact on a personal, social and global level

Having a food allergy is of course very annoying for the children themselves and their immediate environment. Because I speak from personal experience that children's parties, treats and dining out will never be the same again.

 

But food allergies also bring other problems with it.

Remember:

  1. The extra pressure on healthcare
  2. The high social costs
  3. It is difficult to eat plant-based, because many meat substitutes are made from legumes and nuts

 

80% of peanut allergies can be prevented!

Fortunately, there is good news!

Recent scientific studies (EAT, LEAP, PETIT, NL Peanut) show that giving allergens early and often (such as peanut and egg) drastically reduces the risk of a food allergy.

 

Start on time and keep giving peanuts!

It is important to start early so that your Mini has not already developed an allergy. For Minis with an increased risk (eczema, familial predisposition or a previous reaction) this is between 4 and 6 months and for all other children before the age of 8 months.

And then it is also very important that you continue to give peanuts every week for 6 months, to prevent your Mini from eventually becoming allergic.

 

Keep the skin of your Mini well oily

In addition, keeping the skin of your Mini well-oiled is very important, so that the allergens cannot enter through the skin! Use fat creams for this.

 

Vini Mini: The healthy, easy and reliable way to give peanuts to your baby

With our supplements we want to help parents to give and continue give peanuts to their Mini in a healthy, easy and reliable way. The supplement can easily be added to the vegetable or fruit snack.

 

First of all, we made a test, in collaboration with a pediatric allergist, to determine which product suits your Mini best. After answering a few questions about age, familial predisposition, previous reactions and eczema; you can see whether it is best to give your Mini peanuts the first time in three or in six smaller steps.

 

You can start with our my first peanut in 3 (or 6) steps where you give increasing amounts of peanut to your Mini to see if there is a reaction to peanut.

 

If this goes well, you can move on to our my first peanut follow-up kit, adding a scoop of peanut to your Mini's snack every week for 6 months.

 

Start giving peanuts to your Mini now!

Do you also want to start giving peanuts to your Mini? Then do first our test to see which products are most suitable for your Mini.

 

Do you have any questions; then we are happy to help you! You can contact info@vinimini.nl.

 

Love,

Vini Mini

 

 

 

Vini Mini at EditeNL

Vini Mini bij EditieNL

Editie NL made an item about Vini Mini and the prevention of food allergies

Editie NL approached us to make an item about the importance of giving peanuts and eggs early and often in order to prevent food allergies.

We were happy to work with you! Hereby the link to the news item and a summary below. 

Food allergies are a growing problem

5-7% of children have a food allergy and this number has doubled in the last 10 years.

Food allergies can be prevented

Editie NL goes further by saying that 85% of food allergies can be prevented by giving allergens early and often

Mission Vini Mini: prevent food allergies!

After our own experience and research showed that many food allergies can be prevented, we have made it our mission to help as many Minis and their parents as possible. We want to prevent serious allergic reactions to Minis and we want to make it easier for parents. This gives all parents and their Mini's the chance for a healthy, happy and carefree start without food allergies!

Vini Mini products: the healthy, easy and reliable way to give peanuts to your baby

Vini Mini aims to provide a solution with healthy, convenient and reliable nutritional supplements for babies, which are based on scientific research and guidelines from doctors.

We offer nutritional supplements with which you can give allergens to your Mini in an easy, reliable and healthy way. We now offer peanut nutritional supplements and develop nutritional supplements for other allergens together with universities and medical professionals.

Differences with peanut butter

Because our mission is to prevent food allergies, it is important to us that all parents start giving peanuts to their Mini on time. Whether with peanut butter or our products; we leave that choice up to you. On our website you will find schematics before introducing with peanut butter. We even have a 100% Dutch peanut butter made with the Peanut Butter Shop!

Differences between peanut butter and our products:

  1. Our products are personalized to the needs and risk profile of your Mini. For high-risk Minis, we have my first peanut in 6 steps developed and for all other Minis my first peanut in 3 steps.
  2. Our products are precisely measured and based on guidelines from pediatric allergists and pediatric dieticians. This means you can never give too much (or too little) to your Mini.
  3. Our products contain no traces of other allergens (nuts) 
  4. Our products are high in protein, so you only have to give half compared to a peanut butter
  5. We set aside 10% of our proceeds for parents who need our products but cannot afford them.

In addition, our products are made from 100% high-quality peanuts and do not contain salt, sugar or other additives (such as some types of peanut butter). 

Nutrition center indicates that feeding peanuts and eggs to babies early is important

The Nutrition Center was asked for their opinion about giving peanuts and eggs early and which products you can use for this. 

In 2019 we collaborated with the HAS for our products and the Nutrition Center presented the Food Innovation Bachelor Award to a HAS student in that year. At the time, the product was a ready-to-eat snack instead of a supplement, but the aim was also to give peanuts and eggs to babies in small steps. The Nutrition Center was very enthusiastic about this: "We hope to be able to find these products on the shelves soon." 

As a result of this award, we had a meeting with the Nutrition Center and they indicated that there were 2 points for improvement:

  • Make a product that you can add to your own snacks instead of ready-made snacks. >They have therefore become supplements that every parent can easily add to their child's daily snack.
  • Make a product that is available and affordable to everyone. >That's why we reserve 10% of our proceeds for parents who would like to purchase our products, but cannot afford it.

We have therefore picked up the points for improvement and incorporated them in the development of our products. That's why it's nice that the Nutrition Center indicates that these products  can be an alternative for parents who want to give peanuts to their Mini in a reliable and easy way.

Thank you Nutrition Center and Edition NL for this beautiful item!

 

Podcast Vini Mini & the Little Kitchen

Podcast Vini Mini & de Kleine Keuken

Together with de Kleine Keuken, we recorded a podcast about food allergies and the importance of giving allergens early and often.

The Little Kitchen makes podcasts more often; all about topics that parents would like to know more about! We were number 13! The dream of The Little Kitchen is that every child grows up healthy and energetic. Of course we are happy to contribute to that!

We talked about the start of Vini Mini, what allergens are and how you become allergic. Also about possible reactions and ultimately about the prevention of a food allergy and how you can do that with Vini Mini products.

Listen here back the podcast and read the blog below that we made for the Kleine Keuken.

 

Vini Mini: healthy & happy life without food allergies for all Minis!

Did you know that 80% of peanut allergies can be prevented? Not me. Until my son Viggo had a life-threatening allergic reaction when he was 6 months old. Thanks to the early and frequent feeding of allergens, we have been able to prevent a food allergy with Viggo.

Vini Mini was born from this, because we believe that every Mini has the right to a happy, healthy and carefree life without food allergies.

Number of children with food allergies is rising!

Viggo is unfortunately not alone; but more and more children have food allergies. About 7% of all children in the Netherlands have a food allergy and this number has even doubled in the past 10 years!

Eczema can cause a food allergy

I always thought that eczema is a reaction to a food allergy, but it's the other way around!

In scientific studies they have found that children can become allergic through the skin. So if your Mini has eczema (like my son Viggo), the allergens enter through the broken skin. The immune system of your Mini does not understand what this is and immediately starts producing antibodies. If you then give the peanut via the correct route (namely via the gastrointestinal tract), your Mini can get an allergic reaction!

Major impact on a personal, social and global level

Having a food allergy is of course very annoying for the children themselves and their immediate environment. Because I speak from personal experience that children's parties, treats and dining out will never be the same again.

But food allergies also bring other problems with it.

Think about:

  1. The extra pressure on healthcare
  2. The high social costs
  3. It is difficult to eat plant-based, because many meat substitutes are made from legumes and nuts

80% of peanut allergies can be prevented!

Fortunately, there is good news!

Recent scientific studies (EAT, LEAP, PETIT, NL Peanut) show that giving allergens early and often (such as peanut and egg) drastically reduces the risk of a food allergy.

Start on time and keep giving peanuts!

It is important to start early so that your Mini has not already developed an allergy. For Minis with an increased risk (eczema, familial predisposition or a previous reaction) this is between 4 and 6 months and for all other children before the age of 8 months.

And then it is also very important that you continue to give peanuts weekly for 6 months, to prevent your Mini from eventually becoming allergic.

Keep the skin of your Mini well oily

In addition, keeping the skin of your Mini well-oiled is very important, so that the allergens cannot enter through the skin! Use fat creams for this.

Vini Mini: The healthy, easy and reliable way to give peanuts to your baby

With our supplements we want to help parents to give and continue give peanuts to their Mini in a healthy, easy and reliable way. The supplement can easily be added to the vegetable or fruit snack.

First of all, we made a test, in collaboration with a pediatric allergist, to determine which product suits your Mini best. After answering a few questions about age, familial predisposition, previous reactions and eczema; you can see whether it is best to give your Mini peanuts the first time in three or in six smaller steps.

You can start with our my first peanut in 3 (or 6) steps where you give increasing amounts of peanut to your Mini to see if there is a reaction to peanut.

If this goes well, you can move on to our my first peanut follow-up kit, adding a scoop of peanut to your Mini's snack every week for 6 months.

Start giving peanuts to your Mini now!

Do you also want to start giving peanuts to your Mini? Then do first our test to see which one Products most suitable for your Mini.

Do you have any questions; then we are happy to help you! You can contact info@vinimini.nl.

 

Love,

Vini Mini