What would you do ....

Posted on: Fri, 04/04/2008 - 11:42am
Janet76's picture
Joined: 02/13/2008 - 08:09

In a couple of weeks my sons and I are heading to Wonderland, and I was thinking about my little one with the allergy. You know sometimes when you are in a public place and there is no free seats, so you just ask someone who is sitting at a table with space if you can share their table .... i was wondering how comfortable everyone is in telling those people that only if they are not consumming peanut products?
Or is this something that shouldnt really bother me, just move my little guy to the other end of the table.

Posted on: Sat, 04/05/2008 - 7:58am
missusp's picture
Joined: 04/03/2007 - 09:00

If you are already sitting down, then I don't see it as being a problem at all to tell them that.

Posted on: Sat, 04/05/2008 - 11:25pm
Krusty Krab's picture
Joined: 04/20/2007 - 09:00

I would say 'my son has a life threatening peanut allergy, you are welcome to sit next to us as long as you're not eating nuts/pb. no one here wants to see a child have to be rushed to the hospital, you know? .'
Of course, if this is a public place, people can sit wherever they want to.
I wouldn't worry for one minute about how others feel about your asking. You're job is not to befriend strangers, however, it [i]is[/i] to keep your son safe.
Good luck.

Posted on: Sat, 04/05/2008 - 11:33pm
momto4boys's picture
Joined: 06/06/2007 - 09:00

I also would tell them that they are welcome as long as there are no peanut/nut things eaten. Another kid eating a PB sandwich at the same table would give me an anxiety attack I think. I would like to think that no one would have a problem complying with that request but I guess you never know how people are going to react.

Posted on: Tue, 04/08/2008 - 7:48pm
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

I used to simply have allergic child at the end of table. Or sit him between family.
when child older, able to be aware enough not to touch/ or eat others food. Or Younger child who is eating suspect food.
open air , very , very low risk of airbourne reaction IMO
however my son has never demonstrated any airbourne reaction to anyone eating peanut containing products.
However, when younger my son couldnt be near anyone cooking an egg with out reacting. But reaction, mild, and controlable. ( eggs removed from home during this period )
picnics /outside, lower risk level , than inside IMO
Biggest risk , from dog. however open air not a so much of problem. inside, not so good, will react, could lead to life threatening situation.
As multiple allergic, and forever will be, eating next to others with allergic food will be the norm for our son.

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