Once a month peanut treat for non-allergy son?

Posted on: Fri, 12/14/2007 - 5:16am
MommyOfTwo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 09:44

This is a bit of a spin-off from the feeding your non-pa child peanuts. Reading that it makes sense to give your non-pa child pn/tn once a month, especially if they are younger so that they too don't end up developing sensitivities.

Now the question is the best way to do that....I don't want to keep peanutbutter or anything in the house and feel more comfortable having a pn/tn free home, but my DH is at school for 6 months so I don't have anyone to watch my pa son while I take my non-pa son out for a pn treat.....

I don't really want to take my pa son to an ice cream shop because I would just worry too much about pn being all over the place, even if he wasn't eating any ice cream. Any other ideas of how I can get some pn treats for my non-pa son but have to take my pa son along too? Whatever the treat may be I would actually like it to be full of pn and all nuts!

Posted on: Fri, 12/14/2007 - 10:33am
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

MommyofTwo, while I do give my non-pa son a pn treat every once in a while, it is never with my pa daughter. I'm not sure I would take him if there is no way for child care for your other son. JMO I wish I had suggestions for you but I just wouldn't recommend taking your pa son with you.

Posted on: Sat, 12/15/2007 - 8:17am
bhcassidyjj's picture
Joined: 06/01/2007 - 09:00

I do not feel comfortable giving my non-PA daughter anything that my PA daughter can't have. Maybe its because they're twins and always expect to be treated equally so it makes me feel guilty. I don't even eat anything with peanuts, even if they're not around. Its just out of my comfort zone. But I see no problem with it if you're comfortable with it as long as the PA child is not around and you make the child wash their hands nd brush their teeth afterwards.

Posted on: Sun, 12/16/2007 - 7:26am
CKH's picture
Joined: 10/15/2007 - 11:15

Is there a time when your 11 month old naps and 4 year old doesn't. Maybe the older one could carefully eat a peanut butter cup during that time?
We're in the same position - older misses peanut butter - younger is allergic. Now that my older is in kindergarten I let her buy lunch at school on the days they have peanut butter and jelly for lunch (usually that's twice a month) and she washes her hands before she comes home. DS has never had a reaction from just contact though, I might feel differently if he did.


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