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  1. Toddler What food do you serve for a party when there are kids with severe food allergies? 2-11-2020 5:28pm (8 replies)
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    • I would need some idea what the allergies are. 2-11-2020 5:29pm
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      • Wheat, dairy, nuts, soy 2-11-2020 5:30pm
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        • hummus and veggies 2-11-2020 5:32pm
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        • fruit is usually a safe bet. 2-11-2020 5:34pm
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    • I talk to their moms 2-11-2020 5:29pm
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      • This- I would imagine mom would send something for their child of its severe 2-11-2020 5:30pm
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        • Or I discus what I can buy. If it’s severe, different people have different tolerence 2-11-2020 5:31pm
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    • Pizza and their parents can send food 2-11-2020 5:32pm
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  2. Toddler Anyone have a suggestion for regular sleepaway camps that are especially good for kids with food allergies? 2-11-2020 12:09pm (4 replies)
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    • Allergic to what? They are mostly peanut free but beyond that your kid needs to be their own advocate and gatekeeper of it is a regular camp. 2-11-2020 12:11pm
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      • With the dislike. They will serve pasta. If your kid is allergic they need to speak up. My kid is allergic to mammal meat. He has an epic pen and it is slow to get to that point...(more) 2-11-2020 12:17pm
        but the first line of defense is to say "I don't eat hamburgers. What else can I have?"
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    • Camp Lochearn (girls in VT) did a great job w my dad’s celiac diet. 2-11-2020 12:14pm
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  3. Toddler Our elementary school has 75 kids with severe food allergies. It’s 2020 how are people still getting their panties in a twist about no candy in school for Valentines Day? 2-8-2020 1:24pm (16 replies)
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    • I hate people like you. 2-8-2020 1:25pm
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      • People who care about the safety of other people’s kids? 2-8-2020 1:27pm
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        • kids eat candy. Candy is not satan. 2-8-2020 1:30pm
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          • Kids don’t need to eat candy in school. 2-8-2020 1:32pm
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            • I'm sending the blowpops 2-8-2020 1:36pm
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              • And you’re a vile person. The teachers will justifiably despise you and your kids Caden/Jayden/Brittani 2-8-2020 1:42pm
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            • It is FINE for a holiday 2-8-2020 1:47pm
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              • Did the school tell you not to send candy? And did you decide the rules don’t apply to you or your kids? 2-8-2020 2:09pm
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                • Candy is fine. 2-8-2020 2:19pm
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                  • Apparently your school doesn’t think so but you do you. Just be aware that everyone will be judging you and your kids. 2-8-2020 2:30pm
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      • You sound trashy 2-8-2020 1:33pm
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    • that's crazy.. if kids have food allergies, then you shouldn't send in food. wonder why so many kids have such severe food allergies 2-8-2020 1:39pm
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      • Our crappy food supply 2-8-2020 1:47pm
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        • I agree I think it’s Th e GMO foods. The peanut manufacturers developed a mold resistant peanut in the 80s and BAM like a 3000% increase in peanut allergies in one generation 2-8-2020 2:10pm
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    • In most schools your kids candy will be out in a bag and re to need to you. Honestly my kids have more common sense than you do. They don’t want to endanger their friends. 2-8-2020 2:12pm
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      • Returned to you^ 2-8-2020 2:12pm
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  4. Toddler Going to party. (Not tonight) need to let hostess know that dd has food allergies. How should I phrase the text? “FYI” “Just to let you know “BTw” ?? I don’t want t...(more) 2-2-2020 12:48pm (17 replies)
    Demanding. Something she can just pass on, but there really should be nuts around much at all
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    • I would let the hostess know ( I would want to know so I could accomodate). Hi Jane, we're looking forward to the party next week. I wasn't sure if you knew, but riley has nut...(more) 2-2-2020 12:51pm
      allergies. I don't want to put you out so I'm glad to bring soemting for her if you have your menu planned already. Hopefully she will ask you any questions and avoid nuts all together.
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      • Not close so trying to sound informative and not demanding and difficult. DD hates to be intrusive and would rather go the whole day without eating than say anything! 2-2-2020 12:53pm
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        • I get it, with a young teen you worry that they will say nothing. I would let the hostess know she has nut allergies. at this point parents know what to do with that...(more) 2-2-2020 12:57pm
          information.
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    • your dd can't be around nuts? 2-2-2020 12:51pm
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      • She shouldn’t. Allergic to touch - even a little by accident. Just gives but still rally uncomfortable and Benadryl knocks her out and she misses the fun. 2-2-2020 12:52pm
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        • that's tough. hopefully the host will accommodate 2-2-2020 12:58pm
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    • Are you going to be there? How old is your child? 2-2-2020 12:52pm
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      • 14 but she won’t speak up. I will be there but i am sure the food prep will be done in advance. 2-2-2020 12:54pm
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        • You’ll just need to do what you always do and tell the host 2-2-2020 12:57pm
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        • this is not OK, she needs to manage her own allergy at this point, you need to get tough on this 2-2-2020 1:00pm
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          • ^and i am saying this from a safety POV, maybe sell dd on the idea of how upsetting it would be to a host to cause a reaction because they did not have a clue 2-2-2020 1:01pm
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    • I am the kind of host that would bend over backwards to accommodate. If you told me she can’t even touch nuts I would cut them out entirely. If she just can’t eat them I would be...(more) 2-2-2020 12:56pm
      clear on which item had nuts and not have many, if any, of those anyway
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      • ditto 2-2-2020 12:57pm
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        • And I wouldn’t be mad about it. I’d be happy to be told in advance! 2-2-2020 12:58pm
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    • "when is a good time to call you? dd has food allergies and i just want to find out what food will be served so we can be prepared. thanks!". 2-2-2020 12:58pm
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    • As a hostess I would be furious if you didn/t let me know. 2-2-2020 12:59pm
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      • ^^this isnt just about food choices, its about safety. I would rethink my cheese fruit and nut platter. I would want my guests to feel safe 2-2-2020 1:00pm
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  5. Toddler Can kids with a peanut allergy eat hersey kisses? 1-29-2020 1:19pm (9 replies)
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    • maybe depends if a kid is sensitive to cross contamination or just actual consumption of peanuts 1-29-2020 1:20pm
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    • No 1-29-2020 1:20pm
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    • if not, suggest a chocolate candy they can have 1-29-2020 1:21pm
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    • https://snacksafely.com/2015/05/hersheys-about-kisses-and-chocolate-bars/...(more) 1-29-2020 1:21pm
    • my nut allergic dc can but she cannot ingest nuts but she can be around or ingest things that were around nuts. 1-29-2020 1:23pm
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      • can your dc have twizzlers? trying to find a candy to fill something that a gluten and peant free kid can have 1-29-2020 1:25pm
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        • she can have twizzlers but do you know if the kid as has fruit allergies? 1-29-2020 1:26pm
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          • no idea. 1-29-2020 1:27pm
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            • maybe I'll do gum and mints! 1-29-2020 1:29pm
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  6. Toddler Recommendations for a food allergy specialist in midtown or below? We like Jaffe but honestly it’s a full day of travel from where we are whether we take the train (3 transfers a...(more) 1-24-2020 12:26pm (1 reply)
    and a walk) or driving (takes forever) plus waiting,
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    • I see ENT Allergy associates at their 28th manhattan office. I assume it’s all allergies and not just pets or pollen. 1-24-2020 12:37pm
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  7. Toddler 14yo DD has food allergies. School weekend. She hates when I call in to get involved in her food - she is a big girl and can deal. But I don’t want her to spend half the weekend...(more) 12-11-2019 11:14pm (14 replies)
    in a Benadryl stupor because there was soy sauce in the salad dressing or green beans in the chicken soup or something unexpected. I think I’m going to cal
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    • Why is there school on weekend 12-11-2019 11:15pm
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      • A get away 12-11-2019 11:17pm
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        • What Grade? Mandatory? Where are they going? Eat out or in? 12-11-2019 11:18pm
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          • Catered. She is not skipping. 12-11-2019 11:18pm
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    • I get it. I have food allergies and it sometimes feels like no one takes it seriously. 12-11-2019 11:15pm
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    • Can you empower her to get involved then? Have her reach out to the school on her own behalf? 12-11-2019 11:15pm
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      • Is this hs or ms 12-11-2019 11:17pm
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        • He 9th grade. She is new tot he school. (Most came up through grade school together) grade is twice her elementary school grade 12-11-2019 11:18pm
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          • Hs? She needs to contact the chaperon 12-11-2019 11:19pm
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      • She won’t do it. She doesn’t want to stick out as the lame kid with too many food allergies 12-11-2019 11:17pm
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        • so tough. I am sorry. I would still teach her what she can eat, I am sure you do . and encourage her to pack it with her. 12-11-2019 11:19pm
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          • She plans on packing. Bit legumes can lurk anywhere. It’s almost harder than the nuts! Also people get nut allergies. They don’t get legumes. Plus they have no idea what that...(more) 12-11-2019 11:22pm
            includes. I always get “cam she have sesame seeds” “can she have corn” And then they will offer her pea soup
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            • Ugh.. that is so hard! off the cuff I would not know what is ok for her. Hang in there. 12-11-2019 11:23pm
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              • Thanks! I am calling. I insist. She has missed too many things in camp and at overnights. This weekend is too important (socially) for her to miss chunks of it. Or to be hungry...(more) 12-11-2019 11:28pm
                and miserable
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  8. Toddler Settle a debate - is it rude to tell your host that you have food allergies? i have severe ones (carry an epi pen) and i mention it. I never thought it was an issue until a...(more) 12-1-2019 11:58am (13 replies)
    conversation I had with someone yesterday.
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    • I want to know-- I would base my menu around your food allergies (esp if nuts or shellfish) 12-1-2019 11:59am
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      • ^^r anything airborne 12-1-2019 11:59am
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    • of course not. yo should know by now that it's not rude and anyone who says otherwise is a moron 12-1-2019 12:00pm
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    • no. 12-1-2019 12:00pm
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    • What could possibly be rude? We have so many picky eaters in my orbit, adults and dc who feel entitled to call the shots at meal times why shouldn’t you mention a legit serious...(more) 12-1-2019 12:00pm
      food allergy?
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      • The person implied that I was akin to a picky eater. 12-1-2019 12:00pm
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        • she/he is a moron 12-1-2019 12:01pm
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    • How is this a debate?! I would consider it rude if a guest didn't tell me about dietary requirements like allergies, religious etc and then I go to the trouble of making a meal...(more) 12-1-2019 12:02pm
      that they cannot possibly consume. I want my guests to enjoy themselves and I'm glad to accomodate.
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      • this 100x this. 12-1-2019 12:21pm
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    • Far more rude to go into anaphylactic shock at the dinner table. My DH and DD both have food allergies, and when we accept a dinner invitation, I always tell the host what would...(more) 12-1-2019 12:04pm
      kill them. It's not a matter of preference, it's not an "I'm gluten free for the health benefits", it's a literal matter of life and death.
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    • Definitely not for life threatening allergies. Just tell them you'll bring you own X. 12-1-2019 12:05pm
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    • As a parent of a dc with food allergies it does always feel awkward prior to sleep overs, play dates and parties. But they have to feel comfortable and make accommodations or he...(more) 12-1-2019 12:06pm
      doesn’t go I’m not at allabout it It is just a fact of his life
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  9. Toddler I know someone whose dd has like a million food allergies and other issues. She’s been sick so dd and I wanted to drop something off to her to cheer her up. We were thinking a...(more) 11-9-2019 1:01pm (13 replies)
    Craft kit but she’s so sensitive that she’d react to any glue or something. Any ideas of something to drop off? Not too expensive and she’s 8 or almost 9 I think
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    • ask the mom! 11-9-2019 1:02pm
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      • She’d just say not to bother. 11-9-2019 1:02pm
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    • beads and pipe cleaners 11-9-2019 1:02pm
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      • A craft kit. 11-9-2019 1:03pm
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      • Thanks! I didn’t even think of beads. I was just picturing crafts with lots of glue and messy stuff that my kids always end up with. I can probably find a jewelry making kit or...(more) 11-9-2019 1:03pm
        friendship bracelets or something
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    • A book 11-9-2019 1:03pm
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      • I have only met her a few times so I’m not sure what she’s into or what level. Although maybe Mad Libs 11-9-2019 1:04pm
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    • A Lego kit 11-9-2019 1:03pm
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      • Good one. Thanks. My kids are obsessed so I don’t know why I didn’t think of that! 11-9-2019 1:05pm
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    • markers and sketch pad 11-9-2019 1:03pm
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      • Good one! Thank you! 11-9-2019 1:05pm
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    • Rainbow loom 11-9-2019 1:07pm
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  10. Toddler Good dessert to bring to families house tonight, 3 families 7 kids, one with peanut allergy but fine w/other nuts (not that I'd do that but he's ok) love to bake, up for anything 11-9-2019 11:50am (16 replies)
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    • ^^reposting for some more ideas, thanks! 11-9-2019 11:50am
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    • everybody loves homemade chocolate pudding 11-9-2019 11:51am
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      • I’ve never known anyone that made pudding not from a box. 11-9-2019 11:55am
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        • Sad for you 11-9-2019 11:59am
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    • Apple cake, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream 11-9-2019 11:54am
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    • Curvy gooey brownies 11-9-2019 11:58am
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      • Fudgy ^^ not curvy 11-9-2019 11:58am
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        • But they'll make you curvy 😜 11-9-2019 11:59am
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          • Lol, that’s not a bad thing 11-9-2019 12:01pm
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    • Ina's lemon pound cake. You're welcome 11-9-2019 11:58am
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    • apple crumb cake. fruit salad 11-9-2019 12:01pm
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    • Wanna try something really wacky but incredibly delicious? Sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce. BBC Food has a recipe, also one on Epicurious 11-9-2019 12:19pm
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  11. Toddler Good dessert to bring to families house tonight, 3 families 7 kids, one with peanut allergy but fine w/other nuts (not that I'd do that but he's ok) love to bake, up for anything 11-9-2019 8:05am (11 replies)
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    • apple crumb cake 11-9-2019 8:07am
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    • Make a 4 layer chocolate cake. Pioneer woman recipe (pretty much the Hershey one) 11-9-2019 8:08am
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    • Bread pudding 11-9-2019 8:09am
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    • banana pudding 11-9-2019 8:15am
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      • Gross 11-9-2019 8:21am
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      • of ALL desserts, why would OP make this? is this a crowd pleaser in your home? 11-9-2019 8:29am
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  12. Toddler A friend is having a few couples for dinner and she sent amass text asking if there any food allergies or aversion. Is it bad to tell her we don’t eat red meat? I’m thinking...(more) 11-6-2019 9:21pm (2 replies)
    I should let it go and just eat sides if she makes steak
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    • Sigh 11-6-2019 9:22pm
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    • Maybe message her privately asking her menu plan...and go from there 11-6-2019 9:22pm
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  13. Toddler My friend has a child with food allergies. I know how hard it must be and scary and overwhelming, but her child won't go to birthday parties unless they serve food he can eat....(more) 10-22-2019 12:48pm (28 replies)
    She expects people to cater to her kid. It's not enough for them to provide something her kid can eat, it has to be what everyone else is eating or he won't go.
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    • that is not good preparation for the real world. 10-22-2019 12:49pm
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      • np - in the real world people aren't 6 years old 10-22-2019 12:51pm
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        • 10 not 6 10-22-2019 12:52pm
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          • they aren't 10 either. they are adults. 10-22-2019 12:54pm
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    • Poor allergy kid has a narcissist mom 10-22-2019 12:49pm
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    • does he attend a public school? 10-22-2019 12:50pm
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      • yes 10-22-2019 12:51pm
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        • how does she deal with that ? 10-22-2019 12:52pm
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          • np: we had a severely allergic child in our public and the parents got permission from the DOE to bring in their food every day and sit and eat with them 10-22-2019 12:53pm
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            • HE is not severely allergic. This is not an epi-pen allergy. 10-22-2019 12:54pm
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              • So this is about a woman who is a controlling monster? 10-22-2019 1:08pm
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    • How severe are the allergies? some kids have a reaction just by breathing in allergens, on the other hand, allergies might be the least of his problems 10-22-2019 12:50pm
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      • not severe 10-22-2019 12:51pm
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    • Does she expect it or just know that it's not safe for her dc to attend if there are foods he is highly allergic to present? 10-22-2019 12:51pm
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      • she expects it. He vomits. Not severe. 10-22-2019 12:51pm
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        • Vomits? Would you want that kid at your party? Sounds like she is wisely keeping her kid home 10-22-2019 12:52pm
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          • I have had him over MANY times. She will send him to a party, but not if she has to pack his own food. Either he eats what everyone else is eating or he doesn't go. He doesn't...(more) 10-22-2019 12:53pm
            like to feel different.
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            • So voila, a choice is made. It's not a crazy choice if the kid feels self-conscious eating different food. 10-22-2019 12:54pm
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        • Yeah, I'd love a parent to send their dc to vomit on my watch. 10-22-2019 12:53pm
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          • It's not really like that. 10-22-2019 12:54pm
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    • age? 10-22-2019 12:51pm
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    • it must be a severe allergy 10-22-2019 12:51pm
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      • it's not 10-22-2019 12:52pm
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        • you said he vomits. it's probably thoughtful that he not attend then. 10-22-2019 12:53pm
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          • If he eats food with dairy. Not for looking at it, touching it, or seeing it. She takes the stand that he shouldn't feel different. Unless everyone is eating dairy free food...(more) 10-22-2019 12:56pm
            he's not going. Not to keep him safe, but so he doesn't feel left out.
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      • np: no way. all the parents I know with kids who have severe allergies are far more practical 10-22-2019 12:53pm
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    • those parents are nuts. dh's cousin, who we are close with, didn't come to our dc's bar mitzvah because her ds has a nut allergy. it's not even a bad one. and the party was...(more) 10-22-2019 12:52pm
      nut-free.
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  14. Toddler This is for the poster who wants to make sure that her neighbors with food allergies have a great Halloween - love this teal pumpkin thing!...(more) 10-19-2019 1:29pm (24 replies)
    • so much crap. 10-19-2019 1:29pm
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      • It's all crap, the candy included, but it's a day to have fun and get treats. Candy wrappers create a lot more waste than most of these items. 10-19-2019 1:30pm
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        • that a plastic spider? no 10-19-2019 1:32pm
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          • of lord my kids like those spiders. you are so uptight 10-19-2019 1:35pm
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          • Volume wise, yes. 10-19-2019 1:58pm
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        • ^^^And coins, pencils, pens, markers, bouncy balls, slinkies, coloring books, etc. are not junk. You just want to shit on OP's very nice idea. 10-19-2019 1:33pm
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      • oh shut it one day of fun 10-19-2019 1:31pm
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    • I think everyone should just hand out dum dumb suckers and pixie sticks for halloween...solves the problem 10-19-2019 1:32pm
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      • How? 10-19-2019 1:34pm
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        • they are free of all allergens including gluten and they are vegan 10-19-2019 1:37pm
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          • What about the anti-dye people? 10-19-2019 1:38pm
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            • ooh, hand out apples 10-19-2019 1:39pm
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              • Razor blades! 10-19-2019 1:39pm
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      • You're a dum dum. No one is saying that people shouldn't give out the classic Halloween treats. The idea is that houses have a separate "teal" bag of treats for the kids with...(more) 10-19-2019 1:44pm
        allergies.
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      • Hate that crap candy 10-19-2019 2:04pm
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    • Thank you. So much hostility here about food allergies 10-19-2019 1:33pm
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      • I suggested the spiders. GOD FORBID. people are crazy here 10-19-2019 1:35pm
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        • it is landfill garbage, this is just a fact, you seem uptight that not everyone loved your idea 10-19-2019 1:39pm
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          • Candy wrappers are landfill garbage too, your argument is just stupid. 10-19-2019 1:41pm
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          • np it's a toy, all toys are landfill eventually. 10-19-2019 1:41pm
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          • your dcs never play with little things? stickers, erasers, bouncy balls, beads, pipe cleaners? 10-19-2019 1:42pm
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            • No we fashion all our toys from acorns, seashells and straw 10-19-2019 1:45pm
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              • and then compost them! 10-19-2019 1:45pm
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    • We’ve been doing teal pumpkin for a few years now. It’s easy and great to include all kids. 10-19-2019 1:50pm
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  15. Special Needs Do you think a good burb could educate a kid with the following dx: mild ASD, severe ADHD-I, dyscalculia, extremely slow processing (like, 1%). Score scatter with half the scores...(more) 10-5-2019 9:17pm (16 replies)
    N the 80-90% and the other in the 1-3%. I’m afraid that the supports that have gotten him through elementary on grade level-ish are not going to be enough for middle school. Factor in also: food allergies, asthma, extreme low muscle tone, sensory processing disorder, tics, and now possibly narcolepsy.
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    • Omg please look into pandas/pans 10-5-2019 9:17pm
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      • What about it? He has an underlying chromosome deletion which is believed to be at the heart of all this. 10-5-2019 9:20pm
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        • It sounds like there’s more going on. I really think you’re missing something. 10-5-2019 9:22pm
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          • I’m open to hearing what you have to say. But I will say that most of these issues—or their precursors—were present at birth, along with congenital heart defects....(more) 10-5-2019 9:25pm
            He’s also never had strep throat or even a sore throat3.
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            • The tics he had at birth? 10-5-2019 9:25pm
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              • No but the low muscle tone, the coordination delays, the food allergies, etc 10-5-2019 9:27pm
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                • This post has been deleted. 10-5-2019 9:28pm
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                • What tics does he have?! Two of my kids had tics 10-5-2019 9:31pm
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                  • He’s had different ones over the years. A sound iwth his tongue, clearing his throat. Lately he’s doing a thing where he puts his cup of milk on his head 3before each sip which is...(more) 10-5-2019 9:34pm
                    Driving me crazy.
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                    • The OP asked about education in the burns for her kid. Why does the PANDAs mom have to hijack every single post?...(more) 10-5-2019 11:45pm
                      Honestly, please know that the vast majority of kids discussed on this board did not develop OCD or tics due to a strep infection. I have seen PANDAMom post so many times on here, constantly shifting a useful discussion into non scientific discussions which lead parents to waste time explaining that their kids have a genetic issue and not PANDAs. PANDAs is rare, genetic based neurological conditions are not. Will you please stop making everything about PANDAS???
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    • What do you mean by a “good burb?” What he needs is a burb that gives resources to children with SN as opposed to focusing mostly on getting top students into top colleges. A 10-6-2019 12:56am
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      • Look at burbs like Pelham and Mamoroneck. Contact the SEPTAs at schools you are considering - those parents should be familiar with what the district offers or put you in touch...(more) 10-6-2019 12:58am
        with a parent who would know.
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      • Did OP say anything about college? She was specifically asking about a school system in a burn that could accommodate her DC’s needs? Why are you chastising her? 10-7-2019 7:36am
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    • Ardsley or Mamaroneck, yes. I think they can do as good a job with SN kids as NYC special ed privates. There are downsides (e.g., you may not have many friends for your children...(more) 10-6-2019 6:49am
      because once you remove your child from a SN setting, there aren't peers like him/her.)
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    • NO. BTDT, and my dc is not ASD. IMO burbs are good with a singular learning issue but when there are multiple issues, things go downhill and fast. We are in a top burb wound up...(more) 10-6-2019 11:54am
      in sn private for middle school
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    • This is my response to every inquiry of this sort: there absolutely are many burbs that do well, sometimes even very well, by kids with profiles such as this. And yet, within each...(more) 10-6-2019 3:15pm
      of these burbs there are also families of kids with profiles such as this who think their kids are not being well served. There was a time when we were in the 'happy' camp and now we are in the "not very happy" camp. I think that this is a very individualistic question and it all boils down to the personality fit of the parents, the kid, and the school team, and whether the needed resources are truly available vs. are already used so intensively that it'll be hard for the last kid into the school to get what he/she wants. Good luck.
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  16. Toddler Is it possible to get over a peanut allergy? 9-30-2019 8:36pm (10 replies)
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    • Any allergy can come or go at any time 9-30-2019 8:37pm
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      • when nephew was a toddler, we were told no peanuts exposed to him ever. that meant we couldn't even have peanut butter in our home because of the danger of residual peanuts...(more) 9-30-2019 8:40pm
        exposure. tonight 14 yo nephew ate pad thai with chicken and peanuts no problem.
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    • Yes, I grew out of mine. That said, I still don't eat them. Hard fear to shake. But I do know that if I accidentally eat them, I might barf my head off, but won't croak. 9-30-2019 8:40pm
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    • Under medical supervision, you can be exposed to peanuts and desensitized. There is a doctor on Long Island doing it with success. 9-30-2019 8:42pm
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      • (Dr. Atul Shah) 9-30-2019 8:45pm
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    • Sure 9-30-2019 8:43pm
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    • I did and mine was severe 9-30-2019 8:44pm
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    • It's less common to outgrow it than other allergies 9-30-2019 9:16pm
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  17. Toddler Anyone else not really cook? I just find it such a chore now. Almost all of us in the family have diet restrictions because of food allergies, sensitivity, pre-diabetic issues so...(more) 9-28-2019 9:35pm (9 replies)
    that makes it super complicated. Dc has sports until late so eats before and after. We live in Manhattan so take in is just easy. My kids also snack a lot. I know this isn't very healthy for any of us but I am just so overwhelmed by it. Ugh.
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    • All differingbtestructions? 9-28-2019 9:36pm
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      • ???? 9-28-2019 9:37pm
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        • Do you each have different restrictions on what you can eat? 9-28-2019 9:38pm
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          • yes. Dc and I can't have any legumes or peanuts. I can't have dairy. DH doesn't eat pasta, rice or bread. 9-28-2019 9:40pm
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            • So meats and fish and vegetables are pretty easy 9-28-2019 9:41pm
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              • they are and yet I just have no inclination to cook these meals. I am sick of all of it. So is my family. Ugh. 9-28-2019 9:55pm
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    • So a lot of people with serious health issues and you're all eating take out?? 9-28-2019 9:47pm
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      • none of us have "serious" health issues. Dc avoids legumes b/c he breaks out in hives. I restrict legumes and dairy because they can sometimes trigger headaches. DH feels better...(more) 9-28-2019 9:54pm
        when he cuts out simple carbs. We order in because we can actually easily accommodate our diets. Dc #2 and I will usually order our own meal and eat early (or do something easy like soup or pasta). And then DH will wait for dc#1 to get home from sports and they order a more substantial meal.
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        • What a horrible way to live 9-28-2019 9:57pm
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  18. Toddler Overwhelmed! My parents, sisters family and we would like to go somewhere in Florida over December break. My sister wants a kitchenette because of bad food allergies. It is on me...(more) 9-2-2019 9:23pm (18 replies)
    to find a place. Any recommendations?
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    • Do you think it'll be warm? 9-2-2019 9:23pm
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      • It is warm in Florida in December! 9-2-2019 9:24pm
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        • Is it? I went many years ago and we were wearing coats on the beach! 9-2-2019 9:24pm
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      • Np warmer than my! 9-2-2019 9:24pm
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    • Where in fla 9-2-2019 9:23pm
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      • No idea!! That’s why I’m so overwhelmed. And of course it’s on me to figure it out or it won’t happen 9-2-2019 9:24pm
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        • Would you consider a house or do you want a resort 9-2-2019 9:25pm
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          • House probably better 9-2-2019 9:33pm
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    • Bradenton 9-2-2019 9:23pm
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    • There are zillions of places like this in Florida. High rise condo in Destin would be great. 9-2-2019 9:24pm
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    • Hammock beach resort and stay in the ocean towers 9-2-2019 9:24pm
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    • try trip advisor 9-2-2019 9:24pm
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    • How about Naples? An air bnb? 9-2-2019 9:25pm
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    • Where are you flying from? 9-2-2019 9:25pm
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    • If money matters fine the least expensive flights then Find a place to stat 9-2-2019 9:25pm
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    • Marriott crystal shores in Marco island. Love it there and it’s SO much better than it looks online. Right near the JW 9-2-2019 9:27pm
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    • Nples is nice, you'll want to go pretty far south. Fort Myers is fun for families 9-2-2019 9:27pm
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    • This is a resort that has suites with kitchens. I haven’t actually stayed here but it came up when I was looking for places for my family. No relation to Trump’s place....(more) 9-2-2019 9:33pm
      https://lagomar.com/
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  19. Toddler My dd is out of school already but i remember her first day of preschool, where i told the teachers that she has food allergies. you could practically see them rolling their eyes...(more) 8-22-2019 11:46am (1 reply)
    at me until I explained that I don't particularly care if she eats the allergens, but they'll have to deal with the ensuing vomit, and then they suddenly took me seriously.
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    • well fair enough. 8-22-2019 11:47am
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  20. Toddler Teen dd has fairly serious food allergies. this summer she has had many times where her eye swelled up. either got red or swelled. no discharge. should i bother going to an...(more) 8-13-2019 12:18pm (6 replies)
    allergist about this? her allergies were always food related, I don't know if these are food-reactions.
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    • Does she have any idea what might have caused her to react? 8-13-2019 12:19pm
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      • she was in camp and i kept thinking it was exposure to a food allergen. but this week she's home and having it almost every day. it seems unlikely to be a reaction to food. 8-13-2019 12:20pm
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    • i'd contact allergist. eyes swelling is unusual for a food allergy -- 8-13-2019 12:19pm
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      • thank you. 8-13-2019 12:21pm
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        • Np: I agree you should call a doctor, but would you not have if this random anonymous person told you not to? 8-13-2019 12:22pm
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          • i thought i could get some extra info or feedback. like should i call GP or allergist. suggestions on medications to look into or ways to treat this OTC before going to...(more) 8-13-2019 12:23pm
            allergist.
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  21. Toddler Talk about inlaws trying to murder you...(more) 8-7-2019 10:15am (29 replies)
    • This post has been disliked 5 times. showGuess who needs to manage her own food allergy? This is a grown woman. 8-7-2019 10:16am
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      • She is, and the inlaws are nuts. Who puts MUSHROOM powder in potatoes? 8-7-2019 10:17am
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        • Lots of people, it’s actually very common to put mushrooms or mushroom powder in mashed potatoes. 8-7-2019 10:24am
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          • but not when you know someone has an allerfy 8-7-2019 10:25am
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          • is that a German thing? 8-7-2019 10:25am
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            • No, just a common thing. There are tons of recipes online. It’s not an unusual thing 8-7-2019 10:27am
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              • so you think it's ok to put in a dish when you know one of your family members has a life threatening allergy to it? You know, it's also pretty common to make mashed potatoes with...(more) 8-7-2019 10:28am
                mushrooms of any sort.
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                • I didn’t weigh in on that. I just said it’s common to mix mushrooms and potatoes. Yes, they’re obviously trying to kill her but they’re not too bright about it. Wolfbane would...(more) 8-7-2019 10:32am
                  have been quicker and not traceable
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                  • lol. You should text that to them. 8-7-2019 10:33am
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              • I have been eating potatoes since i was born. NEVER have we added mushroom powder. why would you? this is insane sociopath behaviors. 8-7-2019 10:35am
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                • Because it taste great. Truffle tastes great with potatoes too 8-7-2019 10:36am
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                  • it tastes great w.out too 8-7-2019 10:39am
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                    • Never said it didn’t. Do you not ever try anything different when cooking? 8-7-2019 10:40am
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                      • not when i have guests w. allergies. 8-7-2019 10:47am
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          • even if your son tells you my wife is allergic and can die from this? NO YOU DONT 8-7-2019 10:35am
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          • Nonsense 8-7-2019 10:45am
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      • but if you know the person is allergic, you can reasonably try to accomodate 8-7-2019 10:18am
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        • and it's mushrooms! come on, that is easy to leave out 8-7-2019 10:20am
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      • She does you idiot. They’re trying to fucking kill her. 8-7-2019 10:24am
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      • This is not about managing an allergy and you know it. There's always one that loves to be contrary. 8-7-2019 10:27am
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    • they fucking hate her 8-7-2019 10:25am
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      • this is the correct answer. 8-7-2019 10:28am
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      • But they’re stupid so she’s still alive 8-7-2019 10:37am
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    • Is this a joke? 8-7-2019 10:40am
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  22. Toddler Three or four times in the past week, my 14yo has had a coughing fit that led to vomiting. Each time he was drinking milk or eating ice cream. Could this be lactose intolerance?...(more) 8-2-2019 10:10pm (6 replies)
    He's never had any kind of food allergies before and rarely ever sick
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    • Just sounds like he has a weak gag reflex 8-2-2019 10:13pm
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    • Sudden onset? 8-2-2019 10:17pm
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      • op: Yes, never had anything like this before 8-2-2019 10:34pm
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        • You can develop an allergy at any time. Choking and vomiting are signs of anaphylaxis 8-2-2019 10:43pm
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    • Dairy increases mucus production so if he has congestion, dairy can do that 8-2-2019 10:19pm
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    • Possible dairy allergy, see dr ASAP no more dairy until then 8-2-2019 10:31pm
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  23. Toddler Dd has food allergies and is generally very careful about what she eats. she's a counselor in a sleepaway camp and it seems like her campers are eating foods she's allergic to...(more) 7-9-2019 2:14pm (43 replies)
    and she has had two reactions so far. anyone btdt? is there anything she can do about this or just grin and bear it and think very carefully before taking on another job that works with kids?
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    • sounds like she has to be more careful about what she is eating, no? 7-9-2019 2:15pm
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      • i think it's a contact allergy, not from eating the food. her eyes swelled up both times, which is not usually the reaction from eating her allergens. 7-9-2019 2:16pm
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        • it could be something completely different. Camps are full of environmental allergies, from trees, pollens, mold, etc. 7-9-2019 2:18pm
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          • op: this is true. i'm stumped about what to do or how worried to be. 7-9-2019 2:21pm
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            • other likely culprits might be certain insect repellants. The fact she has a symptom that is different than what she typically has to food points to some other allergen. 7-9-2019 2:22pm
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              • she's had this reaction once before, at home, and we never figured out what it was from....(more) 7-9-2019 2:24pm
                the only thing that would make me think it's food is because she was a camper in this camp and never had a problem.
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    • She needs to talk with her supervisor. 7-9-2019 2:15pm
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      • this. it's a work environment like any other and she needs to not have her life put at risk 7-9-2019 2:16pm
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        • Yes. If she cannot be safe at work, she needs to leave the job. But if there is an "allergen free" area or something, perhaps she can work in that part. 7-9-2019 2:18pm
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          • if she is allergic to nuts, that is easy to solve by telling the kids to not eat nuts. that is already a policy where my ds is a counselor 7-9-2019 2:19pm
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            • Yes, but the dd cannot handle this herself. 7-9-2019 2:20pm
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              • right. which is why she needs to talk to her supervisor. she shouldn't have to leave her job over this. 7-9-2019 2:21pm
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                • well, if the camp doesn't have policies in place that can keep her safe, she might have to. 7-9-2019 2:22pm
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            • Not so simple 7-9-2019 2:23pm
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              • I am the person below who posted that I am allergic to all nuts and legumes. It IS that simple. My ds went to sleepaway camp for 7 years and is now a counselor. They have a no-nut...(more) 7-9-2019 2:24pm
                policy.
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                • op: they aren't going to make a sesame-free policy, even if they make a nut-free policy. probably won't do either one any time soon. 7-9-2019 2:25pm
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                • You can't make a no nut policy mid summer. 7-9-2019 2:49pm
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    • How is she getting these reactions? Contact reactions or is the camp food itself making her have them? 7-9-2019 2:16pm
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      • i'm guessing contact. we were pretty sure she wasn't airborne and she would probably know if she accidentally ate something she's allergic to. 7-9-2019 2:17pm
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    • did she partake? or are these airborne sort of things? 7-9-2019 2:16pm
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      • np: all it takes is for someone to eat nuts, for example, and then touch a doorknob or any other shared service, and then the person with allergies touches it and has a reaction 7-9-2019 2:17pm
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        • np-then why does it not happen more often and everywhere? It must be terrifying (not being sarcastic at all!) 7-9-2019 2:19pm
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          • it is terrifying. i am allergic to all nuts and legumes and you tread through life kind of carefully. the worst is when someone eats something on a plane because there is no way...(more) 7-9-2019 2:20pm
            out
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            • awful. Did you read about the young birthright guy who went into anaphilactic (sp) shock on a plane? Thankfully a doctor on board saved him. 7-9-2019 2:30pm
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      • i'm pretty sure she didn't eat. i think it was a contact. 7-9-2019 2:18pm
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    • What was the nature of the exposure 7-9-2019 2:16pm
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      • i don't know. i only spoke to her after the first time and she knew they had served an allergen at lunch that day. i didn't get the details from the second time. 7-9-2019 2:17pm
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        • what is she allergic to, and are her allergies so serious that she gets anaphylactic reactions? 7-9-2019 2:18pm
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          • nuts and sesame. yes, she's had some serious reactions. but we were pretty confident it's not airborne and she's careful about what she eats. i don't think any of us thought...(more) 7-9-2019 2:19pm
            about the problem of contact reactions.
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            • does she have an epipen? 7-9-2019 2:21pm
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              • yes, and benadryl. used more benadryl in two weeks of camp then she has used in a long time. 7-9-2019 2:22pm
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                • fwiw, the last time I had a really serious reaction, the doctor told me zyrtec works better for food allergies. and it comes in a chewable form so it starts working more quickly 7-9-2019 2:25pm
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                  • thank you, that is good to know. 7-9-2019 2:26pm
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                • The eye reaction could definitely be a cumulative exposure issue. Ask her if the two eye reactions happed to be while it was raining or the day after. That's when my dc's...(more) 7-9-2019 2:26pm
                  environmental allergies are the worst. He could never go to a summer camp setting for more than a day or two without being completely doped up on Benadryl to get through.
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                  • i'll ask her. also, i'll ask her what they served that day for lunch or supper. 7-9-2019 2:26pm
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                    • ask her about what she's drinking as well. Often camps serve powdered punch drinks that have all sorts of dyes and sometimes sweeteners in them. She might not be thinking about...(more) 7-9-2019 2:29pm
                      drinks.
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                      • thanks very much. 7-9-2019 2:29pm
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    • most of the camps are pretty allergy sensitive these days. what foods? 7-9-2019 2:16pm
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      • nuts and sesame. the first time it happened, they had served things with sesame at lunch. second time i didn't get any details 7-9-2019 2:19pm
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        • so have her either implement or talk to her supervisor to implement hand washing after meals 7-9-2019 2:20pm
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          • op: thanks, this is probably the best step to take. it can't hurt anyway, to have the kids washing up after eating. 7-9-2019 2:22pm
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    • I presume the camp has a nurse? She should talk to her supervisor, then brainstorm with the camp nurse to see if they can figure out what's going on. 7-9-2019 2:20pm
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      • i'm going to talk to her again and see if there was something served that second day. because if it's not food related, that's a whole different issue. 7-9-2019 2:30pm
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  24. Toddler If your kids have food allergies, do your bring your own food to a dinner party for them? does the host mind if you tell him in advance? 7-2-2019 7:15pm (1 reply)
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    • I just say in advance but our allergy is easy to avoid 7-2-2019 7:18pm
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  25. Toddler I had all these food allergies i didn't know about, anyway i saw a photo of myself 12 yrs ago and i looked very old back then due to all those issues - i looked like 10 yrs older...(more) 6-21-2019 4:42pm (4 replies)
    than my age for sure
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    • like what? Gluten? 6-21-2019 4:43pm
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      • yes and dairy :( 6-21-2019 4:43pm
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        • I love the elmhurst nut milks. 6-21-2019 4:44pm
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          • nice, i'll have to check it out! 6-21-2019 4:46pm
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