Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Do you go to parties/ call parents?
I am also wondering if people attend birthday/ holiday parties with their children and if so what are your children's ages? Sierra is 5 and we always go with her to make sure she has only safe foods. Particulary with new kids she is just meeting at school this year. I am less worried that she will eat something that isnt safe - but that she wont have a good time worrying as she is a worrier and wouldnt eat anything if we didnt tell her it is okay.
The second question is - do you call parents prior to parties and inform them of your child's allergies? Do you make suggestions/ requests? Offer to bring safe foods? In the past I would bring along a safe cupcake or cake or even make the cake for some parties. I now allow her to have the cake from one of our local grocers that dont cook with peanuts. I ask the parent where they are getting the cake and 50% of the time is is there - if it isnt too late, they often change and will get it from the "safe" bakery. Our most recent party was a halloween party and they were giving out recess peanut butter cups in the loot bags! even after I told them about her allergy (although they didnt put one in hers) - I just thought that was funny as the other kids could have started eating them at any time. I felt awkward staying at the party as I feel like I am a "paranoid mom" so my husband went and he said the parents seems grateful to have him as they knew very little about peanut allergies. I am really glad one of us went though especially after hearing that there were peanut butter cups there.
Just wandering what you do...
PA 5 DD