Do you still eat peanut products or have them in your home?

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 5:02am
Heartlander's picture
Joined: 09/09/2001 - 09:00

pI don't but I just heard from my sister that one of her friends does. Her child has a peanut allergy and she still eats peanut butter! I think we should not eat peanut products or have them in our homes for the safety of our children, out of respect for our children, and as an example to friends and relatives. I told my sister to tell her about this website. If she were to log on, what would you want her to hear? Love from the Heartland/p

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 5:12am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We were not big peanut eaters anyway, so throwing out and not buying peanut products has been easy. This is a lifestyle that we are all in together! I do this mostly out of respect for my child but also peace of mind when we have chance of a mistake.

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 5:29am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I only threw everything away after spending some time on this site. I always cooked with lots of nuts in cookies, cakes, breads, and pesto! I was sort of using it up and not replacing things, until I realized how dangerous some things could be. It was more at a time when I thought about having babysitters in who would feed her. I did not want any unsafe choices in the house.
Generally, my dd does not want to try new foods and does not help herself to things because she is so picky, so it was easy for us to manage for a long time. Now I realize baking on the same pans, etc... was even risky. I just didn't know!
Gosh!! I think back to Christmas a year and a half ago. I made all kinds of cookies and *peanut brittle*! Ugh. I am sure I likely kept things together in a can for ourselves and just gave things that were nut free to our daughter(we did not know of her allergy yet).
Oh, I occasionally do eat a dessert or something(PB cup) if I am out without my daughter, but less and less.
Needless to say, we have been very lucky, and she does not seem nearly so sensitive as many children and adults here. becca
[This message has been edited by becca (edited April 12, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 5:55am
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

Here is another topic on eating/keeping peanut products in the home. The topic is:
Topic: Keeping Peanut Products in Home for Non-Allergic Family Members
[This message has been edited by Sue (edited April 12, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 6:06am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

When we first found out of course we had peanut butter in the cupboard. Then we placed it out of reach kind of hidden. I never ate it again because I felt funny about it, but husband would have it at night when son was sleeping.
Then I joined this web-site and threw the same jar that was in the cupboard away. My husband doesn't miss it but I do. My favourite lunch was peanut butter and banana sandwiches with chicken noodle cup a soup...wierd but true
My fear now is that I'll get this allergy [img][/img]
wierd maybe but after eating it all my life then not I'm afraid when I do have the odd "oh henry" or baked good with peanuts, I'm going to have a reaction since I never eat it anymore.
Anyway, No we have not a product in our home that contains peanuts the only may contain is sorbet that we will eat when our son is in bed.

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 6:42am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Not on your life... our dd's first reaction was so serious that we couldn't bear the thought of it ever happening again. We wanted our house to be a zone of complete safety for her. I miss pn dreadfully, though... whenever I go to get myself or DH a candy bar or other treat, I pause and drool for a moment by the Butterfingers and Baby Ruths.. thinking I could just scarf it down in the car.... it would probably be fine.... until I snap back to my senses and remember how long and awful the ride to the ER feels. [img][/img] Nothing- and I really do mean nothing- will ever be worth that.

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 6:48am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Our house is free from all peanut products, "may contains" and anything that is at all suspicious. It is the one place that we can relax about Tucker's safety, and he knows is safe.
I LOVE peanut butter, even though I know it is like anthrax to my son. So I snack on it at work, and always brush my teeth and wash hands before I come home. My husband works at home, so he must deprive himself of candy he loves because he has nowhere else to go eat it!
We would not have it any other way. We are in a state of high alert whenever we take Tucker anywhere else, so home is the only place where our blood pressures can return to normal.

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 12:37pm
momjd's picture
Joined: 02/24/2002 - 09:00

The peanut butter stayed until I found this site and realized what his reactions could have been like. ACK!
DH gets his fix at work, I don't get a fix. I will have the occaisional tn on a dessert when we are out without ds, but seldom. Eggs went to, but not egg products. Now I just have to decide what to do about wheat, barley, and milk!

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 12:52pm
susiesmom's picture
Joined: 03/18/2002 - 09:00

I love peanuts and peanutbutter but I have none in my house and no nuts of any kind. I still have a few "may contains" and a few suspicious things of the NO Name/Presidents Choice ilk lurking about in my cupboards. But dd will definitley not get near them and since reading this site I am inspired to give /throw them away.
My dh kind of bugs me though. He's never been a big peanut eater (I've never seen him eat pb) but he is constantly bringing home bakery type things or candy - not with pn but definitely things that dd cannot have. DD has a real sweet tooth (usually asks for Smarties for breakfast - I think she thinks she can wear me down!) and can spot a "treat" at 30 feet! She always wants to have these goodies that her Dad has. While he doesn't flaunt them he can't hide them from her either. She doesn't get them but she's in a rather stubborn and contrary phase (2 1/2 years) and it just is a big headache. I also think it is cruel. She may have to deal with this in the big bad world but why should she at home?
I am still nursing (yes I'm her giant pacifier) so I never eat peanut stuff (now) but I really miss it. PB sandwiches with jam or banana, Pad Thai (not the same without peanuts) Someday I may get to eat these again but never around her ever. And maybe when the time comes I won't want to anymore.

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 2:03pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Sue - thanks for posting that link to the other thread. At this point, I can't even imagine keeping PB in the house, even though I was toying with the idea in that thread.
After my post in Sept. 2000, Cayley reacted to her Daddy kissing her on the cheek (blowing raspberry-style) 3 hours after he ate a bit of PB spread on a bagel at a brunch we were at. Since then, there's no question - we'll never have it in the house again. We had no idea she'd react to PB in such minute quantities.

Posted on: Sat, 04/13/2002 - 1:26pm
Caterina2's picture
Joined: 02/14/2001 - 09:00

No we do not keep any peanut products in our home. After my daughter's first and only reaction, we threw our peanut butter jar away. It has been almost 4 years now since her reaction and I still cannot eat peanut butter. Just the thought of eating it reminds me of my daughter's reaction. Even when I pass it in the supermarket isle, I still can't believe that a food item can kill her.


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