nut aviodance for younger siblings.,how long for?

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 6:57pm
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

pHello, when l found out that l was expecting another child after my multiple allergic child l was naturaly , worried, not only because she was a little unplanned /
over here the uk the recomendation to avoid nuts /peanuts when you have this allergy is accourding to some experts 7 years. So far she is only 2 and never had nuts, what do your experts say on this subject?br /
thanks williamsmummy/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2001 - 10:09pm
marla's picture
Joined: 01/15/2001 - 09:00

I think that the advice is to wait until maybe 5 years old just to be sure.

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2001 - 8:46pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

My son is 3 and I know that because of my 14 year old having the allergy I will probably never give him any nuts. The one reason is because we have none in the house and the other is because I don't want the little one to think it is o.k. to eat it around his brother. I have taught him that we just don't have any. I was told by my doctor that 5 is the age to give him any to see if he is allergic,but not having any in the house he will probably be much older. I think it is good to give it before they start school so that you know where you stand if he is allergic. I hope this makes sence to everyone. Take care claire

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 4:04am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

Claire, what you said certainly makes sense to me. I feel the same way in regards to my 10 month old. The only thing is that I really do want to know if he is pa and/or tna before he starts kindergarten. I realize how much effort goes in to keeping Leah (my pa and tna 6 year old) safe at school, and I will want to know whether or not I will need to go to such lengths to keep Matthew safe. I am assuming that I will deliberately give him pn and tn when he is five, so we will know for sure. The pre-school that I am planning to send him to is pn and tn free now; I hope it stays that way. I figure I will just have to make sure that any play date moms, etc. know not to ever give him anything with pn or tn. Miriam

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 7:15am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Californiamom, That makes perfect sence to me. Your right you need to know before kindergarten begins. As for us my 9 year old accidentally got nuts from someone else and we found out that way that she had no allergy. I was kind of glad that it happened the way it did. That is another long story. Take care claire

Posted on: Mon, 04/16/2001 - 10:48am
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

Ditto to Claire's post! (Glad to see you posting again, Claire) Deanna

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