(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 are still uncertain if our daughter has an egg allergy. I just haven't had the heart to do the blood test. Her last skin test was questionable in August, so I figured we just wait until she's 3 and do extensive testing then. With that said, we don't want to endanger her with dying Easter eggs. Instead, we painted wooden eggs. You can find them at a craft store and maybe even Wal-Mart. Remember just because food allergies limit us, that doesn't mean there aren't options.
First we painted the wooden eggs with white tempera paint and let them dry overnight. They actually were dry within an hour, but painting with a toddler is a process, to say the least.
The next day, we picked paint colors and painted the eggs. I gave our daughter the freedom to do whatever she wanted. I did encourage her to use many colors on the last egg (she even used two brushes at the same time). The first two eggs she painted were just one color each.