My baby boy starts school in three months – how did that happen?!
Alongside the normal parental anxieties of handing over your child to the school system (don’t get me started on homework and tests for 7 year olds!) I’m obviously also worried about navigating his allergies.
I have written about setting up a school allergy management plan, yesterday I met with his school nurse to talk through his care plans and next week I’m going along to the staff training session.
One thing that is making me a little more relaxed is knowing he has outgrown his milk allergy. Yes, you heard that correctly! After an anaphylactic reaction less than three years ago he can now eat real chocolate, enjoy ice cream with his friends and safely drink cow’s milk!
I am so happy to have ticked that one off the list and although I’m not sure I’ll actually persuade him to drink cow’s milk anytime soon (I hid it in his soy milk for the test!), it’s a relief to know he can.
As well as keeping him safe with his remaining allergies, I am also keen to make sure he stays fully included in school and social activities too.
So it was lovely to read about Laura from Dairy Free Kids going to a fabulous cafe in Ireland where they could eat anything off the menu.
Another inclusive event coming up is the Allergy And Free From Show in London. Vicki from Free From Fairy has some free tickets available and will be there promoting her fabulous flour.
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