I've been reading a lot of articles lately that seem to be leaning more towards letting children try things like dairy, peanuts, and other allergenic foods earlier instead of the previously held opinion that they should be held off until after one years old or later.
In the framework of a paleo diet, am I putting my son at risk for allergies when he eventually goes to school and is exposed to these things by never having peanuts in the house, wheat, etc or is the paleo diet theoretically going to prevent the leaky gut that would cause allergies in the first place? I'm just suddenly having scary imaginings of him going to friend's houses and being given a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white bread and him blowing up like Violet in Wonka's factory because he was never given enough exposure like those kids from crazy Lysol houses who get colds every time they go to the mall play ground. What do you paleo parents do? Have you let your children be exposed to non-paleo foods? What was their reaction if any? Do you believe the paleo diet has prevented leaky gut-induced in-tolerances or has it made them MORE intolerant?
I don't know the science behind allergies so any information would be very much appreciated.