Aug/Sep 2012

House Call

Pediactric Allergies Q & A - Peanuts in the Cafeteria, Safe Sleepover, and More!

Lee & Pistiner Getting dropped off at a friend’s house is not only fun, it helps foster independence and lasting friendships. Yet it’s understandable that you feel uneasy about leaving your daughter with someone else. A sleepover can be safe if the adults in charge understand allergen avoidance and know how to respond in an emergency. Planning, teaching and good communication make this possible. Well before the sleepover, tell the caregivers about your daughter’s food allergies and let them make an informed choice about taking on the responsibility. Training the adult caregivers about food allergies should take place when they have time to give you their full attention. If you rush, important details may be left off.   More...