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I thought I'd share how I plan on alerting care givers at our church's nursery.

I'm going to make a diaper bag and embroider a Med Alert that states in bright bold Red and Black

FOOD ALLERGY (Might get an embroidery Medical Alert Symbol $8 to by the design)

NO GLUTEN

NO WHEAT

NO BARLEY

NO RYE

NO OATS

I never leave any message on my children with just the word gluten, you don't know how many times someone has said "oh, poor thing is diabetic" or "I try not to eat too much sugar either it makes me sick".

:rolleyes: We can't afford mistakes.

I also order things from cafepress.com. My older child is out growing his first set of Silly Yak Ts, so I just ordered him new ones. I ordered one for the baby that is just like above, nothing cute or fancy.

The baby may not stay in the nursery once he begins to crawl, I can't isolate him away from other crawler, after speaking to the director, the don't get that a child with wheat or oat proteins on their hands transfering it to a toy that my child then touches and then puts his fingers in his mouth is enough to make him sick. Unfortunately, my baby is a 4 finger sucker and will not take to a pacifier. A paci would make it a bit easier b/c he would not likely put anything in his mouth w the paci in it. And the nursery serves Cheerios and Goldfish.

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I thought I'd share how I plan on alerting care givers at our church's nursery.

I'm going to make a diaper bag and embroider a Med Alert that states in bright bold Red and Black

FOOD ALLERGY (Might get an embroidery Medical Alert Symbol $8 to by the design)

NO GLUTEN

NO WHEAT

NO BARLEY

NO RYE

NO OATS

I never leave any message on my children with just the word gluten, you don't know how many times someone has said "oh, poor thing is diabetic" or "I try not to eat too much sugar either it makes me sick".

:rolleyes: We can't afford mistakes.

I also order things from cafepress.com. My older child is out growing his first set of Silly Yak Ts, so I just ordered him new ones. I ordered one for the baby that is just like above, nothing cute or fancy.

The baby may not stay in the nursery once he begins to crawl, I can't isolate him away from other crawler, after speaking to the director, the don't get that a child with wheat or oat proteins on their hands transfering it to a toy that my child then touches and then puts his fingers in his mouth is enough to make him sick. Unfortunately, my baby is a 4 finger sucker and will not take to a pacifier. A paci would make it a bit easier b/c he would not likely put anything in his mouth w the paci in it. And the nursery serves Cheerios and Goldfish.

I'm glad you brought that up, because I am a nervous wreck anymore when I go to church. I know people are hearing me when I tell them what she can't have and pack her her own snacks, but I still freak out. Our nursery is only one room. Honestly how can they keep a two year old away from the other kids snacks and I'm sure they don't wash the other kids hands after they have their snack. There has to be gluten everywhere. Should I be freaking out? I am new to this. Our kitchen at home is shared so maybe she gets more gluten there? I just feel the spontinaity(did I spell that right??) is gone from our life. I will never be able to relax again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are the silly yak t's?

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I thought this web site may be somewhat helpfu:l http://www.statkids.com/. I also bought one of my dd's a med ID bracelet that states she is allergic to wheat, barley, rye, and oats.

I'm lucky enough that the nursery in our church is small. There are only 2-3 kids in there. They just bring fresh fruit and cheese and stuff like that for all the kids. Now if I could just figure out potlucks at church, I'd be happy!!

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I always put a sticker on my daughter's back that says:

NO GLUTEN

No wheat

No barley

No rye

No oats

No malt

No Play-Doh

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http://www.cafepress.com/sansgluten

http://www.cafepress.com/SillyYaks

http://www.cafepress.com/glutenfreekids

I like Sansgluten b/c they have shirts that have the Definition of Celiac. My older child likes SillyYaks b/c the purple Yak is cute. I found glutenfreekids b/c for my baby it is simple, straight forward and list out what gluten is.

I have for my older child a button "don't poison me" and a medical ID braclet that he never liked to wear that is now too small, I ended up putting it on the velcos of his shoe.

The baby is new territory for me. My other was 3 at dx. It is somewhat different in that the baby can't even ask "its gots wheats?"

There are also some allergy type ts and things available on the net.

Since I've been dealing with people in preschool and church nursery for a few years, I've found that people understand the word "allergy" more than they do "autoimmune genetic disorder". But you have people in general who will dismiss food allergies and even medically dx Celiac Disease as hog wash and not give a beep (mostly I find that is with my dh's family and a few of my own extended family members). A medical ID bracelet clearly identifies a serious medical problem and I find most people respect those.

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If anyone is interested I'd be happy to design a T-shirt for the little ones. Not for profit, of course. I can design it and then pass the file along so that you can order one on cafe press. I just need to know what everyone would like on the shirt. Let me know if anyone's interested. Text only please.

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If anyone is interested I'd be happy to design a T-shirt for the little ones. Not for profit, of course. I can design it and then pass the file along so that you can order one on cafe press. I just need to know what everyone would like on the shirt. Let me know if anyone's interested. Text only please.

That's a cool idea Angie.

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we got a medical alert bracelet as well and my son refuses to wear them on his arm so I cut the chain off and placed it on a small key chain and attached it to his shoe. It works perfect. This also got me thinking and I was playing around with powerpoint today and made a few Gluten-free Casein-free logos to print out as he gets older to laminate and attach to backpacks and lunch boxes.

sample 1

Sample 2

sample 3

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we got a medical alert bracelet as well and my son refuses to wear them on his arm so I cut the chain off and placed it on a small key chain and attached it to his shoe. It works perfect. This also got me thinking and I was playing around with powerpoint today and made a few Gluten-free Casein-free logos to print out as he gets older to laminate and attach to backpacks and lunch boxes.

sample 1

Sample 2

sample 3

Very nice.

BTW - whatever happened to character lunch boxes that came with a thermos??? I was in a store that had all the school stuffs out and they wanted $9 for a zippered tote for a "lunch box", it didn't come with a drink thing at all!!! I guess I'm going on the internet to look for lunch totes that are large enough to fit the stainless steal thermos soup carrier and thermos and fruit carrier.

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I know the gold old lunch boxes, now they are vintage and probably pretty pricey on ebay. Try thrift shops or garage sells. I wish I still had mine from childhood, however, I don't think my son would be into Miss Piggy or Strawberry shortcake...lol....

Very nice.

BTW - whatever happened to character lunch boxes that came with a thermos??? I was in a store that had all the school stuffs out and they wanted $9 for a zippered tote for a "lunch box", it didn't come with a drink thing at all!!! I guess I'm going on the internet to look for lunch totes that are large enough to fit the stainless steal thermos soup carrier and thermos and fruit carrier.

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I know the gold old lunch boxes, now they are vintage and probably pretty pricey on ebay. Try thrift shops or garage sells. I wish I still had mine from childhood, however, I don't think my son would be into Miss Piggy or Strawberry shortcake...lol....

I used to have a sky blue Wizard of Oz lunch box. Boy did I love that. I did pick up a Wuzzles lunch box at a flea market one day for a quarter. The good old days when cartoons were decent, not like the crap they have out there today.

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Very nice.

BTW - whatever happened to character lunch boxes that came with a thermos??? I was in a store that had all the school stuffs out and they wanted $9 for a zippered tote for a "lunch box", it didn't come with a drink thing at all!!! I guess I'm going on the internet to look for lunch totes that are large enough to fit the stainless steal thermos soup carrier and thermos and fruit carrier.

I was just diagnosed a few months ago and needed a lunchbox for work. I found a Silly Yak Pack at www.sansgluten.com Its a good size lunch cooler - no thermos, but it certainly fits my containers and I put my cell phone and wallet in the pocket. Its really great and I get to tell people about my celiac disease when it gets noticed.

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