Pumpkins

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 11:28pm
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Can kids with pa touch the insides of the pumpkins and pumpkin seeds? Last year we
carved pumpkins but I never let my ds touch any of the insides or the seeds. This year I bought stuff to decorate the outsides of the pumpkins because I just wasn't sure if he could touch it or not.

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 11:38pm
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i've been pa all my life and have never had a problem with pumpkins or the seeds, although i've never really eaten the seeds (roasted, dried, whatever). unless your child is sensitive to other kinds of squash, i can't imagine there would be a problem.

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 11:42pm
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Neither of my pa children have ever had a problem with pumpkins, and we carve them every year.

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 12:12am
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I carve, I roast, I eat the seeds. I'm pa.
However, I don't trust the store bought pumpkin seeds because of risk of cross contamination.
Happy Hauntings. oooooohhh

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 2:25am
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My DD is actually allergic to pumpkins (as well as being PA/TNA). She can cut them up, carve them up, goop out the pumpkin stuff inside - just can't eat anything from it.
We wash up her hands and arms after mucking about with the insides of the pumpkin, and she has no reactions at all - her reactions are ingestion related to the pumpkin allergy.

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 2:09pm
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We carve, eat, roast the seeds. PA child has been covered so covered in pumpkin we had to put him in the shower before proceeding with carving to get the pumpkin out of his hair.

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 2:36pm
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I can carve, touch and eat pumpkin seeds when I carve pumpkins (I am PA, but not TNA).

Posted on: Sat, 10/04/2003 - 1:47pm
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My pa dd eats the pumpkin seeds that we roast ourselves with no problems.

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