peanuts banned at daycare, what do I send for my son to eat, he won't eat anything else.

Tracey - posted on 08/30/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My 2 1/2 yr old son eats mostly pB & J, but he can't have the PB at daycare. I am afriad he will be very hungry and get too much sugar. My husband only sends complex carbs and fruit. Please help.

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Lisa - posted on 09/01/2009

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try just jelly (no sugar added or regular), graham crakers, animal crackers. it is a good age to introduce all foods, especially fruits and veggies. there is a great reason for banning peanut related food sources at the school. it is a horrible thing to see a child go into anaphelactic shock b/c another mom sent pb.

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Donnetta - posted on 09/07/2009

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My son was in a peanut free school and i went to the health food store and got soy nut butter...no nuts involved and it actually tastes like peanut butter! Good luck! I'm pretty sure most health food stores would have some type of PB substitute.

Kelly - posted on 09/01/2009

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Have you tried sun butter? We thought my son had a peanut allergy so he ate this instead of peanut butter until he was 3. It is made out of sunflower seeds and is delicious. Are they allowed almond butter? That is tasty too. Cookie has a 30 Days 30 Lunch ideas list that has a lot of good ideas --http://www.cookiemag.com/magazine/blogs/...

H.J - posted on 09/01/2009

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I'm a long day care worker and I can tell you nutella is not acceptable in daycare as it can still cause anaphylactic reactions look at the name of the product! It contains hazelnuts which can be a serious problem to a child with anaphylaxis try other foods he may like at 2 1/2 he will eat what ever you give him. I spoke to my doctor about the same issue with my little man and his advice was "children are not born fussy eaters they are made". If he is truly hungry he will eat what ever he is given at daycare. Pack what he needs and if he needs other foods then give them to him at dinner where you can supervise.

Lori - posted on 08/31/2009

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There's more to life than PB&J. Try cheese sandwiches, turkey roll-ups (can use sliced or cream cheese as the center and roll the turkey around it). If you do decide to use Nutella, be warned- it is very addictive and high in sugar. My baby loves it though. As far as other protein containing entrees, hummus is great. My daughter will it eat straight, but you can offer it as a dip with sliced up vegetables or pita chips or pretzels. Also you could try sending yogurt (if he's good with a spoon).

Christina - posted on 08/31/2009

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Nutella is a great substitue for peanut butter. Our kids go to Goddard School and they are also a peanut sensitive school that bans everything related to peanuts . But this is acceptable, they called all the way to the top to check. It is a Hazlenut, not a peanut, so it is not in the allergy causing family with the exception of the very severe cases. You find Nutella with all the peanut butters at the store. Would get some and try it to see if he likes it, but not sure why he wouldn't. It is hazelnut and cocoa and is delicious!! Although I do agree with trying other foods, seems like you have an easy in with not being able to do the peanut butter to get him excited about other stuff. But since I understand the comfort food thing and getting your child just to EAT period, try Nutella! Good Luck to you!

Allyson - posted on 08/30/2009

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In all honestly my kids were closer to 5 when I introduced them to Peanut butter b/c just the thickness alone can cause Choking. Now is a great time for the child to eat a large variety of food, so try different types of sandwiches or veggies with dip. The beauty this is the best age to teach them to eat all food.

Allyson - posted on 08/30/2009

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In all honestly my kids were closer to 5 when I introduced them to Peanut butter b/c just the thickness alone can cause Choking. Now is a great time for the child to eat a large variety of food, so try different types of sandwiches or veggies with dip. The beauty this is the best age to teach them to eat all food.

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