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 Post subject: Sun Butter
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:17 pm 
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I'm looking for more snacking alternatives for my four year old son who is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. I'd like him to try Sun Butter but I'm afraid he'll confuse it with real peanut butter. He knows what real peanut butter looks like, and he's been trained to 'stay away' from it.

Would I confuse him by trying to give it to him? Or, should I wait until he's older and completely understands the differences between the two spreads?


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 Post subject: Re: Sun Butter
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:15 pm 
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We eat Sunbutter in our house, I also use it to make sunbutter/chocolate chip cookies :lol: (using my old peanut butter cookie recipe).
My theory is that if I stick to the 'you only eat what comes from Mommy and Daddy' then our son will grow up understanding that no matter what it is someone else tries to feed him he can't have it anyway. There are 7grams of protein in 2 tbsp. so that fact plus that it is YUMMY so I am glad there is a tasty alternative for him (us). I hope we can educate him what it is he is eating and what he can't eat. DS is just old enough now that I talk to him all the time about food as we bake together or I make him his meals. My 'hope' is that I can educate him as well as so many of the other parents on this forum have educated their older kids. I don't know how much he obsorbs now but eventually he will retain more information.
As far as Sunbutter, I have recomended to to many of our friends who's kids don't have allergies but need alternatives for school. I do caution them to CLEARLY mark at least twice if something is made from sunbutter/soybutter/peabutter as it does look identical to peanut butter. I would hate for their attempts to send a safe lunch for the benefit of the allergic students to result in them loosing their lunch over any product confusion.

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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 Post subject: Re: Sun Butter
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:00 am 
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I think 4 is old enough to understand that this is your special safe type of sandwhich spread.
You can also try hummus dip which is high in protein.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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 Post subject: Re: Sun Butter
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:06 pm 
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We've taught him from the get-go that he can't share or accept food from ANYONE!!! I tried feeding him peabutter once but he wouldn't eat it. I'm going to try Sunbutter (I think it looks the same). He's a little older now and understands more.

Thank you,


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