Fri, 15 Jun 2012 04:40:33 GMT | By AFP RelaxNews, additional images by Getty

How to spot and prevent food allergies in kids

Introduce new foods to your baby gradually and watch out for any signs of food allergies which can include hives, skin rashes and vomiting.

How to spot and prevent food allergies in kids (©Patrick Breigs

(Relaxnews) - One of the greatest pleasures of parenthood is marking your kids' development through phases of their feeding. But moving on to solids can also pose a concern for parents worried about food allergies.

And while a recently published study may have found that city kids are more likely to have food allergies than kids who live in rural communities, shipping the whole family to live in the countryside because of a child's allergies is hardly an option.

Here are some tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and on how to identify and prevent food allergies in kids.