Safe treat list?

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2008 - 3:06am
Graceb's picture
Joined: 01/15/2008 - 09:47

Hello! When my son was diagnosed with a peanut/treenut allergy 2 years ago, a friend gave me a "treat" list. The front had common birthday treats that could be contaminated by nuts (ie: Hershey's, bakery goods, m&m's, etc.), the back had safe suggestions for treats (ie: fruit snacks, tootsie rolls, dum dums). I have given this list out many times to family and friends who were planning birthday parties, pre-school teachers, and babysitters. I lost the list and was wondering if anyone had something similar. Thank you!

dd age 7: penicillin allergic
ds age 3: pa, tna, sesame seeds, penicillin
ds age 21 months: scheduled for testing next month

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2008 - 8:39am
GinaC's picture
Joined: 11/11/2006 - 09:00

As long as you know that there can never really be a completely "safe" list. Ingredients change, warnings change, processing changes and most important of all, kids have different allergies. And remember that just because something doesnt have a "may contains" or "processed in a facility" doesnt mean it isnt processed in a facility or that it doesnt contain a particular allergen. These statements are voluntary.
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I realize that these are not safe for everyone, but most parents --even of children with multiple food allergies, will be able to find some that work for them.
Take care,

Posted on: Thu, 01/17/2008 - 6:38am
Krusty Krab's picture
Joined: 04/20/2007 - 09:00

I make it my mission to never use a safe treat list. People have asked me for one and I vehemently say 'no, and let me tell you why'. I think it is unsafe to assume a food will be safe today, tomorrow or the next, nor do I want to lead others to believe that (or my kids for that matter).
If you use such a list, I would advise the added, 'no one shall feed my child...ever.' onto the list. Gives you the chance to read labels for yourself.
Just giving you the flip side :).

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