Other People\'s Cars

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 1:30pm
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Are you comfortable letting your child ride in other people's cars? Do you wipe down the seats, door handles, etc. like you would in an airplane? Do you ask the driver questions about whether they eat in the car and whether they eat candy and nutty things in the car? Or do you think it is not necessary?

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 1:34pm
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I haven't done this. Most of the time folks aren't eating peanuts in the car like they would in a SW or Continental flight (I've not wiped down as thoroughly while flying American--then it's just more to have a cleaner surface).
However, I am very hesitant myself to ride in a car when I know the owner has a cat or even a dog. I close up, and I don't want dander on my clothes.
Go figure.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 1:35pm
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I probably should be more outspoken and ask, never thought about it until now actually(we've never flown either). I guess it could be a dangerous situation...I just never have. My kiddo is only 6 and I take him everywhere. But grandma will take him in a blue moon and I've never thought about it. I might bring it up...I usually keep track of *new* things I've learned....grandma isn't so keen on me being anal though....but I guess she'll need to get over it if she wants grandson time! Thanks
EDIT....the cat and dog hair, I have thought of...my skin crawls when he gets into pet owners cars(we own a dog, he HATES the car...which is good, because I wouldn't take him anyways!)
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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)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 2:14pm
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Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 9:13pm
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yes. i worry about my kids riding in other peoples' cars. but not because of PA. i don't worry about that at all. i just don't like them riding in a vehicle other than mine. they do sometimes - but i don't like it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 9:50pm
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I am like joeybeth don't think about the PA issue. More worry about my kids going into other people's cars and their driving habits.
I know it is tough having children with different allergies but you could drive yourself mad thinking of every scenerio that your children could get exposed. You can't put them in a bubble either. Personally I just worry about the main ways of exposure and leave it at that. I don't want my child not to live either. Just my thoughts.....
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Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 10:51pm
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My inlaws have a habit of eating a can of mixed nuts while in the car. This has been a habit of theirs for years.
Needless to say the car issue became something to worry about. I don't let her go anywhere w/ them but it made me wonder-- do other people do this??

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:00pm
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I do consider this every since a trip to see my family in CO right after DS was diagnosed. My father had two cars and told me we could drive one while visiting. We're driving down the road and i see a peanut on the floor. I start looking around and wedged under the seat is a can of mixed nuts and there were almonds,pecans, peanuts dropped all over this car. We pulled over to the nearest gas station and started vacuuming the **** out of this car. I was buying wipes out of the machine and cleaning everything....it was a little frightening, but we must have looked like cleaning freaks. We were there for about an hour dropping at least $40 into the vacuum and the wipes machine.
Some of my friends who have multiple kids and who are pb lovers, I don't let ds ride in their car. I pretty much take him where he needs to go.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:26pm
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Anna...I just typed it all up in the signature box(up in your profile, then you hit the *show signature* when you want it to show in your post)....it was easier then explaing it over and over, tooo much!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
EDIT....I think I worry more about parents driving ability as well....my kids don't go with many people, yet, they are still young
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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)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2007 - 3:17am
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I've never thought about it before. She's only been in our car and grandma's really. My only concerns have been over driving habits!! It never would have even crossed my mind! She's never had a contact reaction though from a random object...only when we knew the source, so maybe that's why it never occured to me.

Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2007 - 2:46pm
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Quote:Originally posted by saknjmom:
[b]I do consider this every since a trip to see my family in CO right after DS was diagnosed. My father had two cars and told me we could drive one while visiting. We're driving down the road and i see a peanut on the floor. I start looking around and wedged under the seat is a can of mixed nuts and there were almonds,pecans, peanuts dropped all over this car. [/b]
So funny...my late dad used to eat peanuts in his car all the time. One time he came over and I had to literally take his coat and throw it on the porch, it had so much nut debris on it. After that, I made him promise to stop. When he passed away, dh got in his car to drive it to our house, and finds a bag of nuts, and nuts all over the car! Dh wanted to keep the car, but I was so freaked out I just sold it. I was just going to post this when I read your story about *your* dad [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I don't let anyone drive my kids, but that's mainly because I don't trust other people's driving than anything FA related. (I don't even like driving with other people, myself!)
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