I just read an article on food allergies in kids.
It sort of blamed the parents for heeding the advice or peadiatricians that one food should be introduced at a time; and slowly, slowly. Now the mantra is any food anytime and anything goes.
It would be easy to test this hypothesis that over caution has created immune sensitivity. Just look to see if first-born children have more allergies.
Even the most fastidious of mothers I have met had given up on “by the book” by child number three. Whilst the first was molli-coddled and over governed; the third is mostly abandoned and fed anything just for a quiet life. All the rules out the window.
My guess is no third-borns are allergic to peanuts.