k2bdeutmeyer Posted June 12, 2012 Share Posted June 12, 2012 I'm asking for a friend. She has an 11 month old that was recently diagnosed with the following allergies: milk wheat egg peanut (was told to avoid all nuts) She's really struggling with what to feed him. There are a few issues going on: 1. They are very low income and finding affordable substitutes is hard. 2. She is a beginner in terms of cooking skill. She's been known to screw up pancakes :) 3. He is "behind" in being able to chew/swallow due to not experiencing very many textures, etc. He still gags on a lot and JUST figured out a sippy cup this week. She said she feels like she's feeding him snacks all the time. Her go to foods are deli turkey (torn up), sweet potato fries, applesauce, some allergen free waffles she found, and few other fruits. She has 2 other kids and needs to be able to not spend her entire day figuring out how to feed her youngest. Her other question is this - with her son's first birthday QUICKLY approaching, she needs a dairy, egg, wheat, and peanut free cake recipe that actually tastes good! She has egg replacer and a few other things that recipes often call for, but she said she's already tried so many different things only to have them not turn out that she can't keep throwing money away like that. $5 or $10 is a lot to them right now. So, I told her I'd come ask the Hive. All you allergy moms out there.....help?!? :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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