I was just wondering if some of you moms could help me? My niece has peanut allergies. She is my only niece and I have 3 children as well. I have been extremely careful and always accomodate her needs when she is in my home because I would never want anything to happen to her. My kids fortunately do not have this allergy. They are however educated about her condition, are not allowed to have anything to eat that she cannot have at least in her presence and if I know ahead of time that she will be at our house I make darn sure that there is nothing unsafe for her. My kids do however love peanut butter and for their young ages love almonds and pistachios. These would be the only things in my house that my niece cannot eat and I am very very careful that they are not even in her sight when she is here. My kids are not even allowed to eat any of it if we know they are going to be together. My biggest issue is that my mother-in-law feels that I should not allow my children to have these things at all. I know that it is difficult and scary for my niece to have this allergy but should I change my childrens diet because of it? Please, any advice you can give would be appreciated. I want to make sure I'm not in the wrong for not wanting to feed my kids differently.
Answer by momindiana at 2:02 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
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Answer by Kaelansmom at 2:04 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
You are not wrong. I would understand your MIL being concerned if the niece lived with you, but she doesn't. I see no need to do anything other than what your are already doing. I think your MIL is overreacting.
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