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FunkyFox Sun 22-May-05 00:14:30

ds has just turned 1, yay! can i give him peanut butter sandwiches now?! ...any ideas for other sandwich fillings that won't fall out?!

mcmudda Sun 22-May-05 00:17:13

Hi Funkyfox
I think as long as neither you or your partner has any food allergies then you should be fine with smooth peanut butter. How bout Marmite or soft cheese? Or both together - mmmmm. Oh dear - have marmite craving now....

Fran1 Sun 22-May-05 00:18:12

I gave it to my dd at that age.

I think you only have to steer clear if there is a family history.
And its recommended that children under five aren't given whole nuts cos of danger of choking.

But i give dd the lumpy peanut butter, cos they're chopped in that.

Marmite? And i also buy for dd those little sandwich paste in glass jars, chicken and ham flavours. Personally i wouldn't eat them, but she loves them so keep them in my cupboard for emergencies cos they are quick and easy to make if we are going out.

serenity Sun 22-May-05 00:26:11

sandwich ideas...er..

grated cheese and mayo (sticks it to the bread)
peanut butter and chocolate spread or jam
egg mayonaisse
tuna, sweetcorn and mayo
dairylea or primula or philedelphia cheese
philly and jam (Ds1's favourite!)

Fran1 Sun 22-May-05 00:32:30

I remember loving lemon curd sandwiches as a kid (can't stand them now) but i bought some for dd to try, although they didn't go down well.

But you never know some people must like it !

FunkyFox Sun 22-May-05 00:48:18

oh thankyou! Am a terrible cook and it takes me forever to knock something together, this should help for some lunches! never thought of marmite, i can't stand the stuff! but i'll give it all a go, silly me never thought of mayo as a sticking agent either but that should work out well! thanks everyone!

bobbybob Sun 22-May-05 03:07:21

The history of allergies is misleading in the case of peanut, it's the one allergy that often comes out of the blue. Personally I would wait - peanuts aren't essential and you have lots of good ideas here to try first.

NannyL Sun 22-May-05 10:26:02

yes thats fine from 1!

what about (in addition to great ideas above!)
mashed banana
cheese spread and raisens
housmous

FunkyFox Mon 23-May-05 23:42:47

he loved the houmous, thankyou so much!

tiny01 Mon 23-May-05 23:56:02

hi, what about pate, my ds loves it on toast or crackers. He also loves rice cakes and stewed apples.

Chandra Tue 24-May-05 00:02:53

I have no allergies nor does DH, but DS has got the full catalogue. We followed the recommendation of waiting (is currently 3 years but 5 if there's a history of allergies specially eczema, hay fever and asthma) but then one day a few months ago I was eating some peanuts and thought that we had waited for two years, that peanut is part of the national diet and that peanut allergies are unheard of in my country, and give him ONE, he didn't even had to swallow it... he spit it out and got covered in a rash with puffy eyes and crying. We are now in the (eternal) waiting list for the alergist to have him tested.

FunkyFox Fri 27-May-05 00:58:13

thing i'm wondering now is...if he has a nut allergy then wouldn't it have shown up already? Feed him weetabix amoung other things that say they are produced in factories handling nuts and may have nut traces Is it only things with actual nuts in them that can cause allergic reactions in babies?

singersgirl Fri 27-May-05 10:46:24

Someone with more info may correct me here, but I think that legally manufacturers have to put that there is a risk of contamination, even if in practice most Weetabix (for example) will not be contaminated. For someone with a serious allergy, a trace of nut could be dangerous, so if there's any possibility that it might happen, the warning must be given. But I suspect that most cereals don't actually contain traces of nuts and if they do, they are in such minute quantities that they wouldn't trigger a reaction in someone who hadn't previously ingested a sufficiently large dose of the allergen. Does that make any sense? The allergy clinic we saw said that in practice, if no allergy was known to be present, it was OK to eat things that 'might contain traces' as they probably didn't. But if you know you have an allergy then you don't take that risk. Please, someone, correct me if that's wrong.

singersgirl Fri 27-May-05 10:47:09

Sorry, I obviously meant most 'nut-free' cereals don't contain traces, rather than eg Cruncy Nut Cornflakes!

singersgirl Fri 27-May-05 10:47:28

And I obviously meant Crunchy!

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