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Parenting Advice For Peanut Allergy.

Parenting Advice For Peanut Allergy.

In November my daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. She is my youngest of 4. She is only 11 months old, but my 3 boys are all in school already.

My question is how do you deal with your other kids that don't have food allergies? I'm asking because, Valentines parties are coming up at school. Should I be worried about what treats my boys are eating at school? Should I let their teachers know that their baby sister has a peanut allergy at home? Or will making them wash their hands when… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Vermont tree nut free Chocolates. Please go to this sight. The person who makes the chocolate started this because her children were allergic. They even have the fund raiser chocolate bars for school.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

During school events, I always give my son treats from home and he can only eat those. The other thing you can do is bring a peanut free treats to the class and have the teacher distribute. lastly, I always tell my son he cannot eat those school treats until mommy said it's ok. He came home one time from school with o'Henry. OMG....I trained his brother to read everything as well to make sure.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Teach peanut precautions to your other children. If they have eaten or touched something with peanuts in it, have them watch their hands and brush their teeth before touching the baby. Or better yet, teach them to say "no, thank you" to a treat with peanuts.

posted over 5 years ago
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