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  • #28395
    Mel
    Mel

    When I was little, I can only remember maybe one kid in class that had a lot of allergies. Now, some schools won’t even let other kids bring peanuts or peanut butter to school because other kids have such severe allergies to them. It’s kind of sad. I’ve heard letting babies try a little peanut butter when they’re really little helps them grow a tolerance to this. Don’t take my word for it though. I’m no doctor. Look it up or talk to a doctor first!

  • #28782

    Jen

    It does seem to be waaaay bigger now adays and tho it can be frustrating for the kids/parents who aren’t dealing with peanut allergies, I support peanut free schools because these kids need to be safe. Plus most allergies are really severe and cause anxiety for the kids who have them.

  • #93655

    I have severe allergies. Life threatening. When I was a kid, my school didn’t care. They never talked to me, or assessed the severity, or did any type of accommodations.
    I think part of the current problem is schools recognizing the problem more than used to, and overreacting in fear of being sued. Our society right now seems to feel entitled and threatens legal action for any little thing.
    I’m in my late 30s, and I was not the only kid in school that had severe allergies. One student, who was 2 grades younger than me, and he carried 2 EpiPens. But it just wasn’t a thing that was talked about.

  • #93721
    Mel
    Mel

    Great points! It is definitely talked about much more now. Angelsara, sorry you went through that! They should have definitely been way more caring with you. I do agree that many people now feel more entitled…

  • #97280

    Aww nice

  • #187107

    I agree this has grew tremendously.

  • #209617

    thanks for the info

  • #213242

    Yes it has. 🙁 I wonder what has changed in our foods to bring up so many allergies. We found out last year my son has a peanut allergy and yes I introduced it to him early and he didn’t have a reaction to it. His reaction came later on so keep in mind that early introduction or even first time introductions DON’T always show up at first! We learned this through my son and our pediatrician confirmed that not all allergies show up at first! Keep that in mind!

    We just got his allergy test results back after another reaction to another nut and seed (pistachio but it turns out it was also a reaction to sesame seeds). He is allergic to pretty much all nuts, soy, and sesame seeds. 🙁

    • #213459
      Mel
      Mel

      That’s what I’m saying, Traveling Mama! Best wishes for your son! <3

    • #213677

      I agreed with you. 🙂 I wanted to just write to let everyone know that the allergies don’t always show up the first time so us parents have to keep an eye on it a bit longer. I have a friend who even developed a nut allergy as an adult! How crazy! Thank you! 💕

    • #243121
      Mel
      Mel

      I know you did, Traveling Mama! <3

  • #242963

    interesting stories

  • #243039

    true

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