My four-year-old daughter was diagnosed with celiac three months ago, and she is doing great. So far we've avoided gluten-free oats too. However, her preschool just revised their snack menu to make everything gluten free for the whole class, which is wonderful of them, and they've added gluten-free oats to their proposed menu once a week. Their plan is to serve actual oatmeal, not processed oat-containing foods. They know about cc issues with normal oats and plan to use dedicated brands.
Is it too soon to try oats? How long did you wait before trying them? She rarely ate oats before so she doesn't miss them, but her preschool has an excellent nutrition program with requirements to serve a variety of whole grains. They are already serving lots of brown rice and quinoa. I am so appreciative of all their efforts and don't want to be unnecessarily fearful about oats, but my daughter is doing so well that I'm scared to mess up her recovery. Any thoughts? Should we try oats at home first and then go along with the menu as long as she doesn't have any obvious reaction?