Has anyone noticed how in the past few years it seems like food allergies are a lot more common then when we were kids, or before? When I was in school there would be one or two kids with allergies. Now it's like every other kid has allergies, and way more have serious allergies then ever before. Does anyone have any idea on why this could be? I think it has to do with the way we bubble wrap our kids these days. We are so careful with what they eat as babies, and everything has to be sanitized and perfectly clean. I understand it comes from a good place, but could it be effecting kids negatively? When my kids were babies once they were eating real food, they ate everything. Peanut butter, fish, strawberries and all the high allergy food. Only thing I didn't give them was honey. I washed their bottles in the sink when I did the dishes, I didn't run them through a sanitizer every day. Not everything had to be perfectly clean. My house is extremely clean, but I don't make sure everything is antibacterial and spotless like most moms I know. And my kids are fine, no allergies what so ever.