We are a food allergy family.
Our daughter, Eva, was diagnosed at twenty months old with severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, sunflower, and pet dander. The diagnosis sent us reeling in shock because we never expected it. I have food allergies and my husband has mild food intolerances, but nothing so dangerous as what we now had to look out for with our kid.
Since her diagnosis, we’ve adapted and learned about living with food allergies. Although the outlook isn’t quite as grim as it seemed on that first night, we’ve had our fair share of serious scares and I’m hoping that our trials and errors will help other parents who are embarking on the same journey. The good news is that we’ve been delighted by all of the support and resources we’ve found online and many things that seemed impossible to manage are now things we handle every day. There is hope!
// Allergy Articles //
Our Toddler is Allergic to Peanuts: The Pediatric Allergy Test
The First Nut-Free Weekend
The Day I Poisoned Eva (an update on being nut-free)
Our First ER Trip After an Allergic Reaction to Peanuts
Six Months Into Living with Food Allergies: An Update
Parenting Food Allergies: Eva’s Second Pediatric Allergy Test
Food Allergies aren’t Fancy: Allergy Parenting on a Budget
// Allergy Holidays //
Getting Ready for Our Nut-Free Halloween
Nut-Free Friday: Strawberry Santa Cakes
Nut-Free Valentine’s Day: Inside-Out Candy Boxes with Airheads
Halloween Really is the Scariest Holiday
Nut-Free Christmas: Eva Finally Gets Christmas Candy (A Review of Vermont Nut Free Chocolates)
// Allergy Travel //
I Just Ruined Peanut Time For Everyone
// Nut-free Recipes //
Nut-Free Friday: Pizza
Use Fondant Cutters for Toddler ABC Snacks #allergyfree
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