Discovering that your baby has food allergies can be overwhelming. But you’re not in this alone. In fact, statistics show that 1 in 13 children are diagnosed with some type of food allergy. That’s why innovative companies are making it easier for you to navigate meal time. From websites and apps that help filter your shopping lists to high-quality food brands with tasty allergen-free options, click through for a deep-dive into keeping meal time safe and happy for your little one.

Shopwell

Finding out that your baby has food allergies makes you feel like you need a lesson in nutritional label decoding. But don't panic, because there's an app for that! The smart folks at ShopWell created a free iPhone/Android app that scores foods on how well they meet your specific needs. Scan your items or connect your grocery stores’ loyalty cards with the app and receive easy-to-understand nutrition information and personalized food scores. If you indicate the allergen your baby reacts to in your profile, a warning hand will pop up if a food contains that ingredient. Your own personal label decoder has arrived!

Photo: Shopwell

What’s your favorite allergen-free food? Tell us in the comments!

— Aimee Della Bitta

featured photo: Garrett Ziegler via Flickr