Son just diagnosed with peanut, tree nut allergies

Avoiding peanut or almond foods is easy here at home, but trusting others to not give him those foods is seriously nerve-wracking! My son is 2 and a half years old and I'm a stay-at-home dad right now, but we were planning to send him to daycare next September when he's 3 so I can go back to work. What do we do? What questions do we ask at the school to get an idea how they handle food allergies?

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  • I would think it would be one of the hardest things to do - to let others care for your little one! But people do it everyday and maybe they can offer you some insight in this forum.

    You could certainly ask to visit the day care and see first hand how they handle things. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a great document: Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs. One thing I think you'd love about this document is that it outlines what the roles are for each member of the day care team. You can find it at:

    cdc.gov/healthyschools/food...

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