So the story of how we found out Harry had allergies basically goes that I love peanutbutter and for most of my adult life that is what I had every morning on two pieces of toast. Now I know you aren’t meant to give nuts or peanuts to babies but somehow one morning in our rush to get out of the house to go on our holiday Harry, at just under 6 months old – we were well into the chaos of weaning, managed to either come into contact with or eat some of my peanutbutter toast, after that it was a rush to the hospital and us finding out that we were never to have nuts again……..Untill now!!! kind of… so obviously we still can’t have nuts or peanuts or peanutbutter in the house but I can’t believe how good this peanutbutter alternative is, it’s made mainly from soya and comes in two varieties smooth or my favourite crunchy and it looks, smells and tastes exactly like the real thing! Harry isn’t so taken by it but its now wowbutter on wheat free toast each morning for me! Going to try and make some wowbutter, gluten, egg and dairy free brownies soon, will post the recipe here for you all as soon as I do!
It also comes with handy stickers for lunch boxes to reassure that there are no real nuts in the sandwiches!
I can’t believe its been a year since my last post, alot has happened since mainly the new addition to the family, Joscelyne! we couldn’t be more chuffed with our new baby girl, but it does come with a whole new set of food issue. As advised by our doctors we shouldn’t restrict her diet or contact with food in any way so as to avoid her having allergies, but how do you do this with a toddler allergic to everything? I’m breastfeeding for the first four months and sneaking in off limits foods during nap and bedtimes to avoid any cross contamination with Harry’s food. I have an inkling already that Jos may also have dairy and fish allergies due to terrible hives and rashes after feeding from me, but we’ve made the decision to still never have any kind of nut in the house as it’s just too high a risk for Harry.
We have our fingers crossed that her allergies are not as severe as his and that she will hopefully grow out of them alot quicker but nothing has been confirmed yet.
The latest update on Harry is that although hes still allergic to nearly everything on the list still, he can now eat chicken and a little soya! This has opened up a whole new world of food for us! Unfortunately getting him to eat, like any toddler, is always tricky, but the fun is in the trying right…..
Will be adding a few more recipes onto the site tonight, have a whole bookfull I need to add now