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Hi everyone I have been reading these boards for about a month and have really enjoyed all the suggestions and replies. I have 2 boys, one is 3 1/2, no allergies. The other is 14 months. He has had a skin test and it was positive for peanuts, walnuts, dairy and eggs.The rast test results will be back in 3 wks.Does anyone think he will outgrow the pa if he hasn't actually eaten them?[sensitised through breastmilk only].Reading labels is a whole new ball game. Can I trust the product as long as his allergens are not on the label [crosscontamination scares me alot!].Last but not least, my baby only has ritz crackers and soda crackers any suggestions? I have already started my own baking but it would be nice to have some quick snacks. I appreciate your help and ideas.

On Apr 24, 2000

From what I know, PA isn't usually outgrown, expecially if the person also has other allergies, or asthma, etc. Many people say "oh, he'll probably outgrow it" and I just want to slap them. I heard that alot about asthma. But, what do we do for the next 8 years until he does outgrow it? That question usually stops the "helpful" suggestions. For truly helpful suggestions, keep reading this website.

Do any of the following have dairy or eggs: Pepperidge Farm fish crackers, pretzels, baked corn chips, baked potato chips?

On Apr 24, 2000

My son really liked Rice Chex, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks at that age. I am not sure if there are eggs in them. I could have sworn that the last newsletter from FAN had a blurb on a study that was done that showed a small number of children out grew a peanut allergy if they had never had an actual reaction or it happened young and they weren't exposed again for a number of years. Does anyone know what I am talking about? I will try to find that newsletter.

On Apr 24, 2000

Call Kelloggs (Froot Loops etc.) to find out about their codes on the boxes and which manufacturing facilities have and don't have peanuts in them etc.

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On Apr 25, 2000

My son was diagnosed at 9 months ( I was also breastfeeding) It was just a fluke that he grabbed a cookie sitting on the table. He was just beggingin on solids so I understand your fear. He was only allergic to peanut so I was able to give him a few more things, but gerber has great diced fruit in the jars. They fit in the diaper bag, are healthy and he loved being able to feed himself. Good Luck.

On Apr 25, 2000

Hi! My son, now 17 mos, has the same allergies. He was diagnosed with them at 5 mos. I also breastfed. I have found some graham crackers and animal crackers without dairy or eggs. However, even though dairy might not be listed in the ingrediants, you need to make sure there is not a U with a circle around it on the front of the box, next to the product's name. This means it is processed on the same line as dairy products. I also use Kix cereal and of course Cheerios as a quick snack as well. If you come up with any neat snacks, let us know. Good luck!

On Apr 28, 2000

Thankyou for your quick replies and great advice. I have decided to feed Dylan Heinz baby snacks for now until I am completely sure of some other factory products that are absolutely peanut free. Kellogs Canada is sending me a list of cereals which I feel is pretty good start.The nutritionist I saw suggested to stay away from pretzels as they have an egg white coating on them, that is how they are shiny. As for growing out of this dreaded allergy I can only pray every day that he will be part of the percentage of children that do grow out of it!