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Microbiome is defined as the community of microorganisms that are made up of protective, neutral and disruptive bacteria. These bacterias are involved in digestion of nutrients, immune system development and function, and protection against diseases and infections.

The human microbiome is a newly explored yet extremely important component of our health. In recent years, the microbiome located in the intestional tract of our guts has shown to play a crucial role in health.

Our microbiome is originally determined by our DNA and is unique to each person. However, exposure to food and the environment can change our microbiome to support a healthy life, but can also result in greater risk of developing diseases or conditions when it is not properly cared for.

A recent study demonstrated that 9 out of 10 infants experience gut microbiome deficiencies. The research determined that infants the infants with microbiome deficences were at greater risk for decreased nutrient digestion and absorption, gastrointestinal issues, increased exposures to pathogens and decreased immune system function.

We now know that the first 1000 days of life are the most important for the development of the gut microbiome. This time period is considered a window of oppportunity. That’s why early stage gut microbiome testing can help us understand what is happening in our baby’s gut in order to guide the decisions we make.

The first 1000 days of life is window of opportunity to shape the gut microbiome. The decisions you make for your baby during this time play a crucial role in the healthy growth and development of your baby.

Developmental phase

Months 3-14 is when gradual changes in the abundance of microbes occur as a result of new foods and different environmental exposures.

transitional phase

Months 15-20 focuses on key bacteria development. Key bacteria is determined by age, as well as food and environmental exposures.

stable phase

Months 30+ when the microbiome reaches its full maturity. This stages sets the foundation of lifelong health related to the gut microbiome.

Why monitor regularly?

Monitoring gives us the power to give our baby’s gut the chance to reach its full potential. Keeping your little one’s gut health in check gives them every opportunity to thrive as it can reduce the risk of certain health conditions. A recent research study studying infant gut microbiome demonstrated that infants experienced an increased risk of colic, diaper rash, eczema, allergies and Type 1 Diabetes when specific disruptive bacteria was unaddressed.

How can I improve test results?

We know that not every baby is the same, and neither are our recommendations. We analyze your baby’s results to create personalized solutions that are easy, accessible, and proven to help. Our recommendations are determined by a logic that is based on what you share with us. These recommendations include:

Baby’s Nutrition

Food comes first. Creating healthy habits when it comes to diet can have a huge impact on the development of a healthy gut microbiome.

Mothers Nutrition

We know that not every mother can or wants to breastfeed, and that’s okay. If you’re breastfeeding, your diet can impact your baby’s gut microbiome.

Lifestyle Tips

Environemental exposures can influence the development of the gut microbiome. Tips and tricks to help build a healthy can help get our baby’s microbiome where it needs to be!

Baby’s Nutrition

Food comes first. Creating healthy habits when it comes to diet can have a huge impact on the development of a healthy gut microbiome.

Mothers Nutrition

We know that not every mother can or wants to breastfeed, and that’s okay. If you’re breastfeeding, your diet can impact your baby’s gut microbiome.

Lifestyle Tips

Environemental exposures can influence the development of the gut microbiome. Tips and tricks to help build a healthy can help get our baby’s microbiome where it needs to be!

Baby’s Nutrition

Food comes first. Creating healthy habits when it comes to diet can have a huge impact on the development of a healthy gut microbiome.

Mothers Nutrition

We know that not every mother can or wants to breastfeed, and that’s okay. If you’re breastfeeding, your diet can impact your baby’s gut microbiome.

Lifestyle Tips

Environemental exposures can influence the development of the gut microbiome. Tips and tricks to help build a healthy can help get our baby’s microbiome where it needs to be!

Snapi’s Gut Microbiome Test

Our at-home microbiome test focuses on children from birth to the age of 5. With early-stage testing, you can monitor the gut and help prevent the most common gut related health conditions from developing.

Snapi Subscription plan — $99per test

  • 1 test per 3 months
  • Detailed reports that compare previous test to new results
  • Skip or cancel anytime

Single test — $129

  • Single Test is the most convenient way to snapshot your baby's gut health
  • Interested in monitoring your baby's gut and health conditions more frequently? Try our subscription plan.

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I tested my baby’s poop. Here’s why.
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Infant Gut Microbiome Testing Is The Future.
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Why is my baby’s gut health important?
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I tested my baby’s poop. Here’s why.
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Infant Gut Microbiome Testing Is The Future.
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Why is my baby’s gut health important?