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Member Since 16 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active May 21 2013 02:55 PM

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In Topic: Newly Diagnosed Kids Should Get This Book!

21 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

My daughter loves that book too. She was diagnosed a year ago at age 6 and it was perfect for her -- she still asks us to read it to her (or reads it to herself) frequently.


I also got The gluten-free Kid out of the library, but I think it was a little old for my daughter.


It seems odd that there aren't more choices, with the incidence of celiac skyrocketing like it is.

In Topic: Whole Foods Product Recommendations

05 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

I know this is too late for you, but FWIW...


Whenever I go there, I stock up on cookies from the frozen section. In our store, there are some gluten-free things in the regular freezer section, but there's also a whole separate gluten-free section next to the cake counter. My daughter loves the star-shaped lemon cookies.


I also sometimes splurge on Udi's blueberry muffins, if we happen to be out of the ones I make myself.

In Topic: Dairy-Free Rice Mac & Cheese?

05 April 2013 - 02:00 PM

(OP here...) My daughter is not allergic to dairy or eggs, and her gut seems to tolerate them fine. But based on her blood testing, the immunologist said she reacted to them very slightly (still within the normal range, but not zero). So he recommended significantly reducing them. It was actually not a celiac or allergy thing at all, but rather an attempt to calm her immune system to see if that might help her anxieties.


We did try for several weeks after I posted (the original post was 2 months ago), but without being told to absolutely cut it out, it is a slippery slope and it's largely crept back in to her diet. I never made any changes to my baking. The only change that really stuck was that she's now eating soy yogurt (which she likes) and not eating scrambled eggs (which she didn't like anyway). But she said she feels exactly the same on dairy/eggs vs. off them.


Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions!

In Topic: Managing Celiac When Your Child Is In Someone Else's Care

19 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

I don't think it's realistic to be with her always. Yes she is only 3, but my daughter is 7 and she still sometimes eats things she isn't supposed to. (Luckily for us, she doesn't have any obvious reaction -- although that is also partly why she doesn't always remember to say no.) How do you decide when they're old enough? And being with my child all the time wouldn't have even been an option for me when she was 3 if she had been diagnosed then, unless I was going to quit my job.


I'd talk to the teacher and whoever at the city is running this program, and make sure they know how serious it is. But I agree that threatening to sue will probably not do any good, and I agree with not adding to the rampant fear of lawsuits. That could lead to the city not allowing any children with food allergies into their classes, just to cover their b*tts.


I hope your daughter is feeling better by now. What a nightmare.


Ironically, my daughter's at a birthday party right now, and just as I was typing this, the birthday girl's mom called to ask me if my DD can have pizza and cake. Um, no.... And I certainly think my DD would have said no to that. (We sent her to the party with extra snacks and treats.) But I'm glad the mom thought to call, at least.

In Topic: How Do You Keep A Mixed Kitchen Without Glutening Your Child?

01 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

We have a mixed kitchen, and it sounds like you're doing everything we do. My guess would be that either he's just sick, his tummy hurts for some psychological reason (moving to a foreign country for 6 months would be stressful for anyone!), or he got glutened somehow outside of the house.


That said, I really have no idea if we're glutening my DD, because she doesn't have any noticeable reaction. But I can't imagine how we (or you) could be much more careful without making the house completely gluten-free.

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