Preparing for an oat challenge

On Monday, we have our first oral food challenge to something that we know for sure L is allergic to. It’s scary.

His previous challenge was to cod, when he had just turned a year old, and I felt well prepared. When he’d had cod the first time, he had a small hive under his eye after the first bite (which he didn’t enjoyed!). Subsequent blood tests showed he wasn’t allergic, but the consultant wanted him to have a hospital-based challenged. So I’d read all the paperwork, baked him a piece of cod in a foil parcel and off we went.

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Our favourites from the Free From Awards

Today saw the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Free From Food Awards, so I was keen to see which products are up for an award.

When you’re shopping/cooking to manage multiple allergies, you inevitably go through a few stages when you find a new product that appears safe.

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