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Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 5:54am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

same with us. we don't have any peanut products in our home (or tree nuts because of the cross contamination issues and my husband's walnut/pecan allergies). we like for our two PA girls to feel like we are all content with having no peanuts so they will feel like they aren't having to give up so much. while they are so young, i wouldn't want to risk having it around the house anyhow. it seems to help them to know that none of us mind giving up peanuts. i think it does have something to do with respecting their situation too - not that i would judge anyone else if they chose to do it differently. it's just what works for us at our house. there was a time when i thought i'd go crazy if i couldn't have peanut butter or reeses or something like that ever again and now i've kind of resigned myself to the fact that it's not really that big of a deal. there are still plenty of things we can all have. when i'm talking with other people about the allergy (like teachers, caregivers, friends, etc..) i also feel like it helps them take it more seriously if they are aware that we do not ever have peanut-containing products or may contain items in our home. i think they are more likely to take us seriuosly if they realize it's that big of a deal to all of us. joey

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 6:00am
helenmc's picture
Joined: 05/01/2002 - 09:00

I'm with Peggy. None. ever, here or out.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 7:20am
kcmom's picture
Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

Same here! We don't have any peanuts or nuts at all in the house. We occasionally have may contains but they are eaten after dd goes to bed or when not around her. We just feel that she has to have the one safe place. We also just tend to feel like we just can't eat something that can do such harm to our child. But I also want to say, I see nothing wrong with people who do still consume peanuts and nuts and have a PA child, it is after all the child's allergy, not the whole family's. This is just our personal choice. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 10:40am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Well, I guess I am part of the minority. There are no peanut products allowed in our house, but I have to admit I still eat a peanut butter sandwich everyday at work. I make my lunch at work and leave the knife in my desk. I also make sure I wash my hands, face, and brush my teeth once I am done.
- Sarah

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 10:45am
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

Jennas Mommy, your not the only one. We have a PN/TN free home, but when I am out without DS I will indulge my cravings. I always clean up well, but still feel guilty about it. But then what is parenthood without guilt.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 11:04am
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

Our DS is allergic to tree nuts, dairy, and egg. DH, DD, me, and my parents all avoid all of these products completely almost all the time (sometimes at a work function, we will eat the dairy and egg but never the TN). Our DD will drink cow's milk at home in special cups and with supervision and will eat foods at school with dairy and egg but washes her hands when she comes home.
I don't think I can eat another PN or TN ever again in any food. I find it repulsive because it is so deadly to so many people. My parents who used to love nuts (pistachios, almonds etc) can't even bring themselves to eat them either.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 11:53am
ACBaay's picture
Joined: 03/19/2002 - 09:00

Our home is PN and TN free. Nobody in our family eats these products at home, although I'm sure DH eats "may contains" at work (he washes up when he gets home). I, personally, have no desire to eat PN or TN. DS is also severely allergic to milk, eggs, sesame, and shellfish. We do have milk products at home, but they are eaten at the table and cleaned up afterward. We don't eat shellfish, eggs, or sesame at home. I choose products that are safe for him, so that we can all eat the same things and not have to worry about cross-contamination from something to which he is allergic. It sounds as if we avoid a lot, but there are so many other foods, so we have just adapted.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 11:55am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Okay, here it goes...Yes I do still eat peanut butter, I'm the only one allowed to eat it, b/c I don't trust other people, I know how I clean up and don't trust that they will. I know I shouldn't, but I have to say it has also taught him that not everybody has to refrain from eating it. I don't allow any of our other children to have any kind of peanut products in our house. They understand the reason, they do eat peanut products outside of the home.
I do allow may contains in the house, such as cookies and snack cakes, I don't allow actual stuff w/peanuts or pnut oil. Cameron has his own stuff, that he is allowed to have.
I know I'm probably the only one, or atleast one of very few, that does this, just thought I'd add probably the only different answer.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 12:17pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I doubt anyone here would fault you for eating PB.
I dream about PB and whenever I travel, which is once a century!, I bring PB to eat with a spoon in the hotel room.

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 11:39pm
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I don't want anyone to think I have anything against it either.
Everyone in my family still eats it and dh's family but not in our home.
I don't want my pa son thinking badly against anyone who does eat it.
Just last year in J.K. after kids knew about his allergy one of the girls said out loud to him "I ate a peanut butter sandwich for lunch" and I thought it was kind of wierd for her to boast about it but he didn't even bat an eye.
For me it's been so long since I had it at home that I don't crave it anymore.
[This message has been edited by smack (edited January 19, 2003).]


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