Carla - posted on 10/22/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have stayed home with my 3 1/2 year old son since he was born. But now I think it is time for him to go to preschool. My son is allergic to peanuts, egg, and potato. We have had problems with family members feeding him something he is allergic to. Or him getting into food at their house that has something in it. Because of this I think I am even more worried about sending him to preschool. In fear that something will happen. I called the preschool earlier this summer because I was thinking about sending him at the beginning of this school year. I call to see how they would handle lunch. If he could bring his own lunch, if they would seperate him if someone had something that he couldn't be near like the peanuts. I didn't talk to the preschool teacher but the lady told me that even though he had food allergies that he would have to eat what they provide. That way they don't fight over food.
I am looking for advice from other parents that send their kids to daycare, preschool or school. How do you deal with keeping your kids safe when you aren't there to be in control of what they eat and what they are around? This is something that I am very worried about. I would appreciate any ones input. Thank you in advance!