Jump to content

Nuts for Breakky


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Cat Burglar

Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Just wondering with regards to kids with Nut allergies... is it OK to give DD peanut paste for breakfast before childcare, or is that likely to cause problems for a kid with a nut allergy, say if she drops a tiny bit on her sleve or something?  I dont know if any kids at her childcare do have a nut allergy, but they have a nut free policy.
Thanks wink.gif

#2 mmk

Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

Some kids have airborne allergies, so even if it was still on her breath it would be enough to give them a reaction.  Other kids have touch allergies, so if they were to touch her sleeve or if it rubbed onto something and they touched it they would react.  Other kids have to eat the food to react to it.

I'd personally ask at the centre what degree of nut allergies they have.  Where DS used to go they had a sign up when there was nut anaphylactic children there, so in that case I would completely avoid it for breakfast.  If there's only children with mild allergies that need to eat the food to react, then you should be ok.  I'd be inclined to give her breakfast in her pj's though, just in case.

For us, it was easier just to leave peanut butter for the weekends or after day care...

#3 Cat Burglar

Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

Thanks, I might ask them. Its one of the few things DD likes at the moment so I guess I should find out.

#4 Julie3Girls

Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

If there is a child with a severe allergy, yes, a smear of it on your daughter's clothes or hands could cause a problem. Just being on her breathe could be a problem.

We had a child with a severe allergy at our preschool, and were asked if the children were having peanut butter for breakfast, to do it before getting dressed for preschool, and to clean teeth. To not give it to them to eat in the car on the way to preschool.

#5 -al-

Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

Lots of people do it, but it is not really ok, unless you are particularly careful about the clean up and change of clothes. Many centres have a hand washing policy on arrival, for germs but more for allergens.

#6 Avogadro

Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Did you know that there is a no-nut peanut butter (okay, its not called that but that's what we call it in our house LOL)

Its made from sunflowers and you buy it in the health food section of the supermarket.  My kids definitely prefer the real thing but are happy enough to have the no-nut version on toast or sandwiches for school.

#7 30bt

Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

there is no reason why you can't give your child peanut butter before school, if they have a drink and wash their hands there is no way even the most allergic child will react. Anyone who says their kid will really needs to go and see an immunologist at a children's hospital and have their child looked at by a paediatric immunologist.

Some people will react if a packet of peanuts was opened in a small enclosed space and the protein flies into the air but not if your kid breaths on them after having peanut butter for breakfast!!!!





#8 BornToLove

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

We give DD peanut butter for breakfast all the time.  It’s always before getting dressed and we clean her hands, face and brush her teeth before sending her. This was the recommendation from the centre at orientation regarding nut products for breakfast.  


The center is nut-free but we were told no kids in her room have known allergies. If there was a child with nut allergies we would probably give her something else.

#9 seepi

Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

There is one child with severe nut allergies in DS's room at daycare, and signs all over the place in his room about it, and even on the door on the way in, so we are pretty careful. But if they haven't said anything, I wouldn't worry too much about toast for breakfast at home.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win Coles Little Explorer nappies for your toddler

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour

And the award for most patient woman in labour goes to ... Robbie Williams' wife, Ayda Field.

Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.

Parenting differently based on birth order

All children have unique personalities, but keeping birth order in mind could help when parenting.

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Motherhood and guilt seem to go hand in hand, but there are ways to focus

Paid parental leave scheme grinds to a halt

The future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme appears to be up in the air, despite the fact it is due to begin in less than nine months.

The devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.

The pros and cons of finding out the sex of your unborn baby

It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.

Toddler's awesome dress up month

Two-year-old Willow and her photographer mum, Gina Lee, made October "Dress Up Willow Month". She posted photos of Willow's costumes on her Instagram account, and her creative takes on popular culture are simply adorable.

Childhood around the world

It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.

I lost my wife and daughters to Ebola - then it came for my son

Sunday, September 21, is a day I will never forget.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk, and probably caused my miscarriage. But it needs to be talked about.

Prenatal testing: the facts

Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.

5 things to do with your baby?s old clothes

Did you think your only option for your baby?s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.

Why it's possible to not realise you're pregnant until the baby arrives

After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.

'My miracle is finally here'

How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?

Dairy can help older women fall pregnant: study

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.

Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

A mother shares her personal story about the difficulty of living with two conditions, one of which stops her from being able to see her daughter's face.

Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Take 'The Coles Big Nappy Change' Challenge

You could become part of our Test Drive team and win one of 200 packs of Coles Little Explorer Nappies as part of our 5-day challenge.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Weird trend

'Why we called our daughter Wyatt'

Ashton Kutcher has spoken about how he and Mila Kunis chose their daughter's name - and why they've set up her social media accounts.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.