Living with Toddler Allergies: the Blowout

A few months ago I was alerted by my son’s daycare teachers that he had a massive blowout. When I picked him up, I found him in an outfit that wsn’t exactly expected. Pink. Ruffles. Bright colored tucan animal on the front. B looked like a girl.

Don’t worry, I shortly restocked his clothing awaiting the next blowout — I didn’t expect it would be that week though. This went on for about a month. Three weeks after the blowout episodes started, he broke out in hives all over. The odd thing was he hadn’t eaten anything new or come into contact with anything new. After speaking to the pediatrician we were referred to an allergist and B was tested using the scratch test.

My toddler had some odd allergies. Chicken. Egg. Milk. Oats. This made everything fall into place. He had been allergic to milk and eggs since he was a wee little baby, but we thought he outgrew it. He had chicken nuggets right before the hives. Oats? Yeah. No idea there.

I used to fly by the seat of my pants for meals, now I’m a planner and a connoisseur (woah. just kidding) on allergen substitutes when it comes to the daycare’s menu.

The first step: Stop serving milk and switch to soy-product dairy substitutes like this here Silk Yogurt.

BeckYogurt

 

3 thoughts on “Living with Toddler Allergies: the Blowout”

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  2. So sorry to hear about the blowouts and B’s allergies :( And his being dressed in girls clothes for awhile. When my daughter was 2, we found out she had a wheat allergy by doing the scratch test. Thankfully, by the time she was 4, she had outgrown it. It’s so nice to not have to look at the ingredients of every.single.item she eats or have to look them up online ahead of going to a restaurant. I hope B outgrows his, too.

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