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Please help!!

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I'm a mommy of a child with a sever pa. My daughter is 3 years old and has been in the same daycare since she was 8months old so they know all about her and her allergies or so I thought. Yesterday I was reading the monthly calander to see what she'll be doing in daycare and they have for Wednesday "cooking" ants on a log the first thing I thought was PEANUT BUTTER I spoke with family members and they said that they would most likely use cream cheese or something knowing how bad my child's allergy is. I went in and asked her teacher about it and she said oh we use peanut butter (like it was no big deal) then said that they would use icing instead. But the way she said it was like I guess we'll use something else. I'm now concerned to the point that I'm calling out of work tomorrow because I'm extremely nervous. I love this daycare but I think I might have to find another one that takes pa more seriously. Any opinions on what I should do? Am I over reacting?

By Bernard on Sep 10, 2013

We recently kept our daughter home on her first day back at daycare because our provider put peanut butter and jelly on the menu, knowing she has pa.After that we decided to switch day cares because we felt she wasn't taking our daughters allergy seriously a parent you have to do what is best for your child.our allergist said we did the right is going to be a long road for these kids and so hard as parents. Good luck in your decision! And, no, you are not overreacting at all!

By Cdc1074 on Sep 10, 2013

We just went through a similar issue at my daughters old daycare. Notice I said old. We decided to move her, because the director refused to alert parents that she had a child with a peanut allergy, and I be mindful of that when sending group treats. My daughter will be 3 next month. I hate that you're going through this. I was horrified, and really saddened and disappointed how things happened. We found a facility that is peanut free and documents it in their parent handbook.

By us3peanutfree on Sep 11, 2013

My concern is for this vulnerable helpless to speak up 8 month old child. Yes, curriculum activities often come from outside source, but day care knowing this needed to make adjustments to food plan and not wait for mother to bring it to there attention.

By Saralinda on Sep 10, 2013

If, when told about her allergy, the teacher said that they would use something else, I would trust her. Many times, the curriculum plan can come from an outside vendor. It is then up to the teacher to figure out how to implement. It is a big deal that your daughter is PA. It is not a big deal to change the lesson plan. You did exactly the right thing by reminding the teacher of your child's allergy. But I think taking off time from work may be overreacting. By the way, I am PA. My kids are not, thank God.

By us3peanutfree on Sep 11, 2013

Find a new day care.

By survivingfood on Sep 11, 2013

Personally, you don't want to have any regrets when it comes to protecting your childs' wellbeing. If something feels off and you are having this much anxiety about it then you should do what your gut tells you to do.