(Formerly Life with a Dairy-Free Toddler)
A mother's focus on feeding a child with multiple food allergies -- currently peanut and tree nuts, and formerly dairy and egg.
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I am saddened by the comments on this blog that often take a judgmental turn. The information is intended to be just that -- information. You need to make your own decisions for your life and be accountable for your actions. I debated closing the blog, but feel there are many valuable items listed for families struggling with food allergies, especially early on.
If you need further information please contact a doctor. If you need to verify a product's ingredients, please look at current labels and contact the company yourself. Note many posts are several years old. Use your best judgment and do not make up comments to scare people.
We really want our skinny toddler to have the most nutrition she can get. She was in 20 percentile for weight at her 18 month appointment. So we have avoided candy and sugary things as much as possible. And of course a lot of candy has milk or egg in it anyway. And we couldn't dy eggs because of her egg allergy. So, for Easter we did a plastic Easter Egg hunt. I had bought some large eggs last year after Easter that had Little People in them. I hid those with smaller eggs. She loved discovering what was inside. In her basket we gave her a couple of books I got from the Dollar Spot at Target and a homemade card. We gave her a Peep for snack and she licked and wanted Cheerios and raisins instead.
A holiday can be fun without candy and she'll never know the difference.