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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:11 pm 
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...about his/her allergies?

My daughter is 18 months old. I hear these great stories about young kids refusing food from strangers, or asking their parents if it's safe for them, or telling people about their allergies when food is offered... If you're a parent of a food allergic child, when and how do you start...

Right now, we've taught her as far as allergy control:
1) not to eat anything off the floor and bring back anything she finds to us, and she's been really good at this so far!
2) everyone has their separate placemat, utensils, plates, drinks, so she doesn't pick in other's plates, and she doesn't "beg" for food (which is really good when it comes to grandparents) ;).
3) not to touch the fridge, dishwasher or open cupboards that are not "hers" (the cupboard with plastic containers is "hers").
4) all eating is done in the kitchen or dining room.
5) if we ask her where her (medical) bracelet is and what it says, she'll show it and say "allergy" (well, not that clearly, but that will come).

Any suggestions on what I should do next to get her to be more aware and communicate to her and she with others (well, as far as a toddler can) about her allergies?

Thanks,

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Me - Kim - No allergies
DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:30 pm 
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There are a few good threads on this topic - you are not alone in wondering this.

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... sc&start=0

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=2972

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=2414

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=2533

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=959

http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=958

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:49 pm 
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kdufour wrote:

5) if we ask her where her (medical) bracelet is and what it says, she'll show it and say "allergy" (well, not that clearly, but that will come).


Awww! That's so cute! :)

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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