As a Parent of a PA Child, have you eliminated peanut products from your diet?.......

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 8:11pm
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Why or Why not? Does the entire family share the same sentiment?

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 9:42pm
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Yes, because it's too easy to make a mistake when it comes to traces and smells, and also my son deserves a sense of security at home.

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 9:42pm
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Yes, we have - unless we are out of the house without our son, and then only if it's a 'craving' kind of thing - usually Chinese food.
Out of respect and safety.
Plus, it's just not as enjoyable knowing the effect it can have on our son. He has reacted in the past to a kiss hours after I ate a PB cookie. Since then (Halloween 2001) I think I've eaten one PB food.

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 10:59pm
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I'm with river and Lam...I haven't had peanut products (with the exception of the very occasional chinese food - but no pnts, just risk of oil, etc.) since 1998. Dh and the kids will very seldom indulge, and only when they are away from home. We have not had a peanut product in the house since diagnosis, and this is because I think it should be a safe zone for my child. Too much chance of risk when it's right here in the house, and also out of respect for him.
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Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 11:58pm
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We have indulged out of the house on Asian foods and a few pieces of chocolate with PB, without dd, and sometimes, if away, after she goes to bed, have had other cookies or such she would not be able to have. Generally, there are no "may contains" in the house, no PN/tree nut products in the house. There is the rare exception we may get a plate of cookies from a neighbor at Christmas with tree nuts. We keep it out of reach and eat it after dd goes to bed or I send it with dh to work. Same with the Halloween candy.
I have to say, I am losing my taste for tree nuts and PB as time goes by.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 12:26am
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Ditto Lam And River
Our home is a safe zone
Love this site
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Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 12:51am
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I used to sneak an occasional Reese's or Butterfinger's, but stopped when he became airborne and touch sensitive. Now I view peanuts as "the enemy" and absolutely cannot choke them down. I did have some cashews recently for the first time in years (I used to have a serious cashew habit - at least a "bag" a day!), and felt so guilty eating them that I really did not enjoy them. I do occasionally eat Chinese food when DS is not with me.
Our home is a totally safe zone. I don't expect major concessions to be made for him out in the "real world" and he knows how to handle himself there. However, I feel that home should be totally stress-free for him (and me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 12:51am
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No peanuts for any of us, never.
We all got into the habit and are staying there.
DD even keeps to no peanuts at college.
Peg541

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 1:30am
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Yes. It's emotional and not rational for me. I am strongly anti-peanut and would feel like a hypocrite if I ate anything with peanut. My older kids do not eat peanut because I am afraid peanut residue on them or their toothbrushes would get to PA DD. The younger kids will not be exposed to peanut until they are starting kindergarten at the earliest.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 5:20am
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We have the same policies as Becca.
Rachel

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 5:46am
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Yes we have eliminated them from our diet.
Dh use to buy be the occasional oh henry at night(use to be my favourite choc. bar) when the kids were sleeping but it's been over a year now because I feel quilty and so does dh when we eat anything with actual peanuts inside them.
If I need that fix I just buy soy-nut butter and make some baked goods with it inside and get my fix that way.
I went to a baby shower last year with my non-pa daughter and could have had peanut butter balls, but the thought of eating them and having it on my breath was enough to make me want to throw up.
Use to miss it but after a while the thought starts grossing you out...kind of like smoking all over again.

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