I am in an OIT for food allergy group on facebook and it’s a really awesome helpful community. I never would have thought to join it until another mom (doing OIT at our same clinic) added me as a member. It has been so amazing to read everyone’s stories and hear the answers and anecdotes and advice that others have. Plus all kinds of support!
So here’s a link someone recently posted that I wish I’d known about LONG ago: of a list of companies that sell nuts that aren;r cross contaminated with other nuts or peanuts (the article is from 2014, so as always double check for yourself because things change!) I’m a big fan of Barney Butter, but it isn’t cheap and it’s sweetened with sugar, so that’s a shame. Unless they have an unsweetened one that I don’t know about…
Here’s a good OIT website for anyone reading my posts wanting more info…there’s a search for MDs in your area who treat it.
I’d also recommend searching facebook groups if you’re interested because there’s a whole network out there of parents who have been where you are going…and eventually maybe you can pay it forward and be the parent who has some answers and wisdom to share.
Sorry for the foodless post…how about a cute pic of my kids??
P skipped his nap today and I decided to go out for a Jamba Juice treat before tee ball. Because you guys know how I feel about Jamba Juice. It’s the only place I trust to serve P. He asks for “a blender with NOOOOOO peanuts” (said in such a hilarious way) because they have special blenders for customers with peanut allergies. I always give the staff major love and appreciation and positive reinforcement for how serious they take it. They are so great. They gave the kids stickers too, so yeah. Love it.
I got a berry beet up for the kids to split and carrot orange something or other for me. I love carrot flavor 🙂 I didn’t finish it, so I may have some for breakfast tomorrow too – add some banana and it’s a whole new smoothie!