Sunblock / Ice cream questions

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 12:53am
nicolimom's picture
Joined: 02/04/2004 - 09:00

Hello everyone...I have 2 questions- first -what sunblock do you use? My MIL wants to use banana boat brand on my son, but the company won't guarantee there is no traces of peanuts. I found waterbabies, it is supposedly hypoallergenic, does anyone use this?

Also , from reading some of these posts, I an learning there is a lot of concern about hard ice cream. I have always given my son pre-packaged ice cream (he eats choc chip mint) from turkey hill or friendly's, and never had a problem. Is this a bad idea? Do you have a favorite brand you trust?

Thanks!! (BTW-son is severe PA/TN allergic)

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 12:58am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

My DW who's anaph to nuts/peanuts eats most any kind of ice cream she wants (but shes 30+ yo). (When I say Ice cream, I do mean frozen yogurt, ice cream, or any frozen treats, except for those Frosty Paws...)
Anything Minty for her is acceptable. Why? Because I dont like mint [img][/img]
But y'know, within the last 4 yrs, since birth of Caitlin, her body has treated her differently wrt PA. She reacts MUCH more quickly, and since we're avid ingred. label readers NOW moreso than before, if a label DOES say 'May contain...' she may think twice of it... probably would get it anyways [img][/img] (Shes SUCH an ice-cream-a-holic)

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 1:55am
selketine's picture
Joined: 04/11/2004 - 09:00

We use the Neutrogena sensitive skin suntan lotion and that works well. I have put both kids many times in the pool with it and it held up fine although I do reapply if they are swimming a lot and really wet. Both kids are sensitive to sunscreens (gives them red itchy skin - even the one without allergies) but this stuff works fine for us.
As for ice cream we eat Bryers with no problems so far. My PA son eats the low carb version because he is diabetic. He is 2 yrs old and contact allergic to peanut.
Good luck!

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 3:40am
CorinneM1's picture
Joined: 06/20/2002 - 09:00

We use water babies and have never had a problem. And we purchase mostly Good Humor or Bryers brands. But of course, always read the labels on these as well.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 7:35am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Sunscreen has always been problematic for us, but not because of PA - my son just has extremely sensitive skin and they all seem to bother him. The only one that worked well was Ombrelle, and that has been discontinued in the U.S. (I read here that it is still being sold in Canada).
As for ice cream, I used to give my son hard pre-packaged (not scooped) ice cream as long as there was no warning, until he had a reaction to Haagen Dazs, who supposedly have a very strict cleaning policy. No more hard ice cream for him, unless I make it myself. He can have Carvel, Friendly's or Mr. Softee soft serve, as long as they only run vanilla and chocolate through that machine. And yes, there is actually a Carvel near my mother's house that has pistachio soft serve - ewwwww.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 8:00am
Shaylynsmom's picture
Joined: 01/17/2004 - 09:00

We also use Neutrogena Sensative Skin, dd has not had a problem to that at all.
We no longer buy store bought ice cream, we have an ice cream maker and make our own.
Alicia, mom to:
Edward-21 years- sulfa drugs
Cody-8 years- grass,tree,weeds,mold,mosquito
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,all legumes,all peas,egg,dog,cat,molds,weeds, Amoxicillian,Zithromax,Asthma

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 12:11pm
wendysco's picture
Joined: 05/03/2003 - 09:00

We have had reactions to Water Babies (the lotion) and the Coppertone (for babies in pink bottle) both kids got hives all over and screamed like mad.
We use Vanicream and Neutrogena sensitive and we use the Water babies in the spray bottle for swimming since the others aren't water proof. I'm not sure why they react to the lotion and not the spray.
Oddly enough we never had a reaction to Hawaiin tropic which clearly states nut extracts, (we use it pre diagnosis) go figure.
For ice cream in our house we use Breyer's.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 12:21pm
ChunkyMonkey's picture
Joined: 06/04/2004 - 09:00

I read that Water Babies LOTION has vit E, but the spray doesnt......maybe that has something to do with the spray being ok but the lotion being a problem.
I read on another board that Friendly;s ice cream is not a good one to eat due to x-cont. I dont ever buy it so I can't speak from using it. We usually buy Breyers or Turkey Hill.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 10:52pm
StaceyK's picture
Joined: 05/06/2003 - 09:00

I use Coppertone waterbabies all of the time. I mean - constantly - because my children are very fair (my PA daughter is a redhead). We've never had an issue, and both are very sensitive (atopic). We usually eat Breyer's ice cream. No problems. I started with that because it seems pretty natural (no huge list of chems on the side) but stuck with it because it seems safe.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 11:58pm
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

*warning* broad comfort zone here:
My dd hasn't had any problems with either sunscreen or hard pack ice cream. She is 9 and is pa and tna.
She is very picky about sun screen (but for no reason that I can tell [img][/img] ) and only uses coppertone kids spray 'n splash.
When my ds was a baby he got eczema from sunscreen (we think). The pediatrician recommended Nutrigena for sensitive skin and that worked very well. It came in a cream or some type of clear substance (oil?). I definitely preferred applying the cream, as it got *absorbed* much better, IMHO.
As for ice cream: we are pretty lenient here. We normally buy Dreyer's (yes, with a "D") - which I think is Edy's in other parts of the country. But, Leah hasn't had any problems with any ice cream at all.
[img][/img] Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 06/23/2004 - 4:57am
wendysco's picture
Joined: 05/03/2003 - 09:00

Forgot we have also had a reaction to No-Ad sunscreen, the one for babies/kids.



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