This infuriates me

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I saw this video on a parenting board: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwWQ6-y8t7g"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwWQ6-y8t7g[/url] When I went and told her about waiting until age 2-3 to try any nuts, she went and told me "she wasn't actually eating the peanut, just licking the salt off"..

When will people get it? DUH!

On Jun 21, 2007

OMG. I have to say that that just gave me the chills.

Gina [url="http://www.AllergyMoms.com"]www.AllergyMoms.com[/url]

On Jun 21, 2007

See...there are people that don't think anything wrong with giving babies, BABIES peanuts or peanut butter.....I have to say, like the story about the pacifier mom, she didn't know(just commenting on the peanut butter given to a baby, people just don't get it). Maybe our doctors need to be pointing this info out a little better. Maybe if so many people weren't giving peanut butter to these little babies, peanut allergies wouldn't be sky-rocketing??? Not to mention this baby could have choked on the peanut too....before my peanut butter knowlege, I would have thought creamy peanut butter was fine(NOT for a 4mth old, but once baby had a couple teeth), it didn't have nuts....the globby choking hazzard probably would't have crossed my mind. Just like marsh mellows, I had to be told they could melt and turn into a glob in a child's mouth.

Maybe by admitting to this I am showing how stupid I can be. But this information had to be learned...luckily I did learn it and I am still learning every day.

From an allergy stand-point, that video did make me shudder! ------------------ Chanda(mother of 4) Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma) Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma) Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE) Savannah-1 (milk and egg) Foster Mom to Cody-10 (seasonal/environmental allergies) Jordan-6 (also seasonal and environmental)

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On Jun 21, 2007

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Originally posted by chanda4: [b] Not to mention this baby could have choked on the peanut too.... [/b]

That was my first thought. I can understand how someone who knows nothing about allergies would think that aspect of it is OK. But when there is so much info on small toys being a choking hazard, why would someone think a peanut is OK?

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On Jun 21, 2007

Aren't peanuts grown in the dirt? Ewww!

But I do understand that this person has probably never heard of a peanut allergy. I knew nothing about it until one of my friends called me about her son having it. That being said my daughter used to get a rash around her mouth everytime she ate pb. I would give her benadryl and go about our day. We knew she was allergic to eggs, but didn't really give it a second thought.

On Jun 21, 2007

The problem is we don't really know if early or later exposure helps reduce allergies. There are studies that are looking at early exposure to reduce the risk of PN allergy. We waited until DS was over 3 (even with no family history of FA), and he is allergic. I am not confident enough in the allergy mechanism to tell another parent what will help or hurt.

Lindy

On Jun 22, 2007

That just made me shudder............tingles down my spine...I think I could see the begining of a small hive just under her arm- look really closely............when will people learn!

On Jun 22, 2007

It doesn't make me angry at the lady for giving her a peanut in the allergy aspect. Alot of people are still surprised when I tell them about Chris being allergic. He is 21 and some people are still questioning me as to what can happen. I get asked some really strange questions from people that just can not imagine Peanut allergies. I just worry that her baby is going to choke on the peanut. Peanut is in the top 10 choking hazards for children. The mom in the video I think is a good mom but doesn't seem to know the dangers her baby is in. she may someday realize how bad of a decision she made in giving her that. It is tough being a first time mom hoping you make the right decisions.

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