We have gone back and forth with introducing eggs baked into things for Bo – our 3 year old. It has been about a year and finally we are baking up to 2 eggs into one dozen of anything. It’s so amazing. Our muffins, pancakes and breads are fluffy and most importantly it’s one less food to really worry about. We still won’t give him just a plain egg yet but I also feel like it would not be dangerous for him to be around eggs. That is huge for us! Now I just need to keep baking more and getting more baked eggs into his diet so that hopefully he continues to build up a tolerance and maybe even soon we could try a plain egg!
I’m going to start blogging about our life with an almost two year old who has severe food allergies. Keeping bo safe and feeding him is a constant challenge and something that has really changed our lives. I feel like there are not enough stories/blogs about families dealing with this similar situation so I have decided that I will try to document what is working for us in our lives, what is not, and hopefully this can be a place where anyone dealing with the same thing (or even not) can share their thoughts or suggestions because we are ALWAYS looking for ideas on how best to cope.
My son, Bo, is allergic to DAIRY, EGG and NUTS. We found out about his allergies when he was about 3/4 months old. We have had the most experience with Bo reacting to dairy and have found that allergy to be the most difficult to work around. If you would like to know more about our story, Bo’s allergies, or past experiences – please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this blog I will also keep a tab that lists some of the “safe” foods that we use. I am hoping that this will be a good resource for any other families with allergies looking for ideas and also a place for our families and friends to get ideas of what bo CAN actually eat! If you are a family dealing with similar allergies and have other food/snack ideas I would LOVE to hear them.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you so much to those of you who accomodate and support us! We know it’s not easy.