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Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 8:15am
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Wow..I didn't think my brainstorming would cause such a ruccous. I was thinking only in terms of a child being around the age of 18 months or less...I was not referring to older kids, although I like the pins that were discussed. Would I use it, I doubt it, but that is because my kids are older. I agree in not labeling kids, but the truth remains other people don't get it...so we as parents need to do what we are comfortable with to protect our kids...what works for others may not work for someone else. It is a personal preference and there is no right or wrong answer...just brainstorming.
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I am a mom of two anaphalactic allergy PA boys and my daughter and myself also have allergies. You may e-mail me at: [email]mkruby@pcspower.net[/email]

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 8:36am
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Cool! Guess it wouldn't be any fun if we all thought the same!
I guess I just wouldn't be taking my eye off an 18 month old or less!
...and a 5 year old, yikes couldn't do it!
We all gotta do what we all gotta do!
Hope we're still friends!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 9:07am
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morgansmom: I have no problem with what you
said at all. I just thought I would share
the idea about the pins. And you are
right. I don't take my eye off my son. I
wonder if I ever will be able to. If no food
were around I would let him play a little on
his own with out my constant eye on him but
if there was food I wouldn't let him run off.
We are always together and he is very used
to it.
Tracy

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 10:28am
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I am waiting to go get my 6 year old at his first birthday party by himself...a tad nervous..but older brother is with him and they are both allergic...Ikes! I don't know if I will ever stop worrying...I think I will worry until the day I die and then some. I guess that is what us mom's do...By the way, I did not take offense to the pin thing...not to worry...with everything there are pros and cons. We are still friends...lol [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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I am a mom of two anaphalactic allergy PA boys and my daughter and myself also have allergies. You may e-mail me at: [email]mkruby@pcspower.net[/email]

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 3:59pm
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I agree with mcruby on this one .I think its
a great idea to put a tag on your little guy especially when they are so young and there is so many people there.Besides you can just turn your head for two secs and some is handing him a goody.I was just at my husbands grandmas the other, day went to use the bathroom and came out and she was handing her a candy "hello"I swear some people just don't get it.Shes still buying us chocolates with peanuts in them,but we just give them back.It happens so fast and even by people you know.
To much of a chance to take with that many people there who don't know anything about pa ........Tania

Posted on: Sat, 06/21/2003 - 10:12am
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Sorry this happened, VA mom. Could my DD's dairy and egg allergies be a blessing in disguise? We always assume the food at parties will not be safe and bring our own cupcake and Italian ice or Philly Swirl, so we are never disappointed.

Posted on: Mon, 06/23/2003 - 5:31am
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I feel for you---I'm so glad your daughter found something she could enjoy. My daugher is not even 2 (will be in August), so she doesn't yet go to bday parties on her own. I have a stash of egg-free/nut-free cupcakes in our freezer that I made. I have chocolate and vanilla and I pull a couple out when she'd going somewhere with cake or dessert. I call the parents before to find out what kind of cake and what color frosting, so I can try to match it closely. This works well at her age---I'm not sure how satisfying it will be when she is older (you know--when they have the big Barbie or castle cake--the cupcake will look less appealing).
NicoleinNH

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