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Daycare let my kid eat a donut yesterday. I haven't really explained to my child the reason we are eating different, I have been just trying to replace things in her diet to keep it normal. So yesterday when daycare put bowls on the table with donuts in them my daughter grabbed a bowl as she always had and she starting eating. It was 2 bites but we are back to square one. I am so disappointed. We were 2 weeks in....=(

Should I explain it to my 3.5 year old? Or just keep replacing? How do you have this conversation?

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That is so frustrating. My son also had that happen (his were pretzels) I only found out about it because we were keeping a food diary. The interesting thing is that my son's teacher is celiac and her assistant is gluten intolerant! I thought for sure they would have been on the lookout!

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The daycare provider is a celiac and gave your kiddo pretzels, oh my gosh! :o

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Seriously? They both don't eat gluten/wheat and they gave him pretzels? WOW. Weird, I wonder what went through their head.

I am so disappointed to start over, on the upside I found a fantastic gluten-free bakery yesterday and went a little overboard, ok a lot overboard!!!!

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Absolutely explain to your child. If she had known, she still might have eaten it, but OTOH, at that age she might have stuck her chin out and said "My mommy says I'll get sick if I eat that."

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Yeah, I couldn't believe it either! In their defense, it is a Montessori School and the parents bring snack. The teachers set it out and the kids serve themselves. Colton (my son) is 4 and brand new to the diet. My guess is that they caught him eating it and wrote it in his diary. The thing that got me is that they didn't tell me, it was the last day of school and I had to read it in his diary.

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I would explain it to her now. She isn't going to be able to be vigilant however, so you do need to speak firmly to her teachers. They need to treat it like they would a kid with a deadly peanut allergy, and they need to be reminding her when they put out a snack that she can't eat that snack, but here is the snack Mommy sent for her. But, definitely start telling her that she always needs to ask before she eats anything if it is safe. This is the best time for her to develop the habit, before she starts to resent being "different".

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I know this seems ridiculous but what wording do you use? I have been saying it will hurt her tummy but I feel like I have to have a better way of saying it.

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