parents that stay away from anything that may or may not contain peanuts or nuts.
For example: Some parents are ok if their child eats M&M's and then you have the parents who will never give their child an M&M again because they don't want to take the risk of exposing their child to a possible nut that may or may not be mixed in with the candy.
Some parents have also told me that their allergist is very laid back and nonchalant about their child's food allergy. Some allergists don’t believe there is much risk to your children when it comes to cross contamination or airborne allergies. Then there are the more cautious allergist that warn you of all the possible dangers and even tell you to be careful on airlines or closed in areas.
I guess I fall in with the more extreme and cautious parents. I want my family and I to live our lives to the fullest and not let this allergy hold us back, but if there is a 1% chance of my child being exposed when eating something, I believe the sacrifices outweigh the potential risks. I already take many risks every day when I trust the manufacturer’s labels and when I send my child off to school. We can't live in a cave.
This is just my opinion and I believe you have to parent your child's allergy the way you feel comfortable. But whether you are new to this club or an old vet, there is always room for growth.
Please share your opinions and experiences.