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Tagged: allergy awareness
While I only have one child and he does not have any nut allergies (that we are aware of), early on, I gained a “mama instinct” of nut allergies when he was about two. One of my friends has a little girl who is allergic to nuts, and she would advocate and educate through her social media. When I met my neighbor, one of her four kids had a nut allergy, and that caused me to want to take extra precautions of myself and son to keep her son and other kids safe. Parents I meet today seem surprised when I ask if there are any allergies when their kid plays with my kid at my house or yard, and I say I don’t want to be a reason a child is hospitalized.
From learning how nut allergies can affect anyone, not just kids, I taught my son the importance of hand washing early on and even though he has no allergies to nuts we make sure to clean what we touch outside the house. I will be getting ready to try for another baby in the future, and just by learning from friends has helped me understand if I am ever in their shoes. Our school is nut-free, and any snacks I buy throughout the year for him are nut-free in case he shares with other kids.
What are some other tips or facts that you wish people would understand?
I’m actually surprised that people are surprised when you ask. It’s really nice that you take the extra precautions. Luckily, mine also doesn’t have a nut allergy, but I would most certainly appreciate it if someone asked!
Precaution is everything!
It’s really nice that you take the extra precautions.
Yes but allergies are challenging for many.ann
thanks for starting this thread