NKA son told someone he was allergic

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 3:59am
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My, just turned 3 year old, son told his mother's dayout teacher that he couldnt have fish crackers cause he would have hives. She gave him another snack and told me about it when I came to get him.. I explained to her about his brother. James has had fish crackers before but he knows Ben can not have them. I cant figure out why he would say that. Ben was not with him.

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James 3yrs NKA
Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 5:41am
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When you asked him why he said that, what did he say? I`ll bet he has a logical reason (logical to him, not us, since he is not allergic to fish).

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 9:16am
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My 5 year old (nka) will sometimes say he is allergic to something if he doesn't want to eat it.

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 10:57am
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I asked why he said that but he really didnt answer.. just said "Benny cant have, he get hives". Perhaps the lady misunderstood him.. or maybe he wanted the other snack.
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James 3yrs NKA
Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 10:58am
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My friend regularly had dd for lunch, when she gives her a ride after preschool. She also has a nephew the same day, so each of her children have a playdate. Her nephew has been telling his momther that things are not safe to eat. I guess dd is asking if each thing is safe to eat, and he does not understand it is because she will get sick, not that they all would! Mind you, my friend does not serve any nut products, but might have some may contains or just unknown items around.
It is sort of funny, but I think he was really not wanting to eat something once, convinced it was "not safe!" I think it has been driving his mom crazy. He is 3. becca

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 11:28pm
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My just turned 3 year old does the same thing and he goes on about how he can't breath as well.
For him I think it is just an attention getter. He is 6 years younger than his youngest sibling and 10 years younger than his oldest. So understandably it is like he is an only child, most of the time.So when he sees someone else getting something he is not getting (inhalers, ect) he thinks he is missing out on something.
With the snack thing we tell him he can't have certain things b/c brother is alllergic and it will make him sick. I think he hears that it will make him sick.
If he only knew what he is not missing!
~Jenna
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Posted on: Thu, 11/11/2004 - 2:55am
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One of my sons friends (both 5 - and they have grown up together) tells everyone that he is allergic to peanuts. He won't eat anything that Alex can't eat. His mom has tried to explain to him - and he just says that if Alex is allergic than he is too. My friend actually writes on the school papers- or other registation papers - My son is not alleric to nuts or peanuts - He just prefers to be able to eat and play with Alex who is allergic. At least I know that Alex will always have a friend at the peanut free table.
My youngest son has started to ask if food has nuts in it - just like his older brother.
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Isaac- 1.5 - many environmental allergies

Posted on: Thu, 11/11/2004 - 4:14am
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My daughter is PA my son is not, however for the most part they eat the same way. I do allow my son to eat birthday cake when invited to birthday parties, whereas my daughter is Not allowed.
My son knows that his sister is allergic to peanuts and nuts and therefore some food choices are not an option for us ... as a family.

Posted on: Thu, 11/11/2004 - 9:32pm
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I allow do not allow my non allergic son (James) to eat peanut products and I am trying to teach him that. I do allow him to eat things with milk in them like goldfish crackers even though his brother (Ben) can not have them. If we go somewhere James is allowed to have the snack as long as it is doesn't have peanuts. I always take a snack for Ben and do not allow him have the snacks provided. Most of the time James' would rather have the snack I brought.
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James 3yrs NKA
Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

Posted on: Thu, 11/11/2004 - 11:55pm
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My oldest son, 6 1/2 is PA and my younger son is 2 1/2 with NKA (but still avoiding nuts, sesame and seafood).
Anyway, we have none of these foods in our house and none is allowed in either of their classrooms. The other day, I overheard my 2 1/2 year old while he was playing with his toys. He quietly told one of them (probably a Little People character), "You can have some peanut butter". I just thought it was interesting.
It's amazing how much they can pick up at this age!

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