The Professionals

Specialist Consultant Dietitian

She is just great. She helped me when I was at the lowest. Thinking that I will not be able to feed my allergybabe anything apart from neocate formula milk (I recall a recurrent daydream about 19 year old allergybabe in his dorm room at university, me desperately filling up gigantic feeding bottles and mixing the formula with a tin of neocate and a watering can…).

And then Tanya called. She was so comforting, understanding and helpful with her practical and pragmatic approach. I owe her a lot.

She wrote this incredible cook book for allergic families and the ingenious thing is, that all the recipes are very basic (which gives you a great opportunity to amend and change ingredients according to your needs), taste good and actually work. I got really inspired by this great book and wish you can get new ideas and try out something different. Added as a bonus is a list of hints and tips how to live with food allergies and how to manage a kitchen that caters for food allergy sufferers.

The book “I’m hungry” by Tanya Wright is available at:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hungry-Lactose-Gluten-Allergys-Intolerances/dp/B00AJRRZK2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_2/275-4335866-5314102

 

Get inspired by allergybabe’s favorite weekend breakfast treat: Banana pancakes by Tanya Wright:

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Little Unicorn Day Nursery

Allergybabe goes to nursery.

Yes. For over a year now.

It was very scary for his mummy at first. She used to be in charge 24/7, and now she should trust someone else to take care of allergybabe? Hardly imaginable if you try to avoid anything slightly dangerous, like small traces of foods that could get even near your precious kid.

Will the nursery be understanding? Will they believe how highly at risk of anaphylaxis allergybabe is? Will they be able to understand what anaphylaxis means? How you have to protect him? How to supply for his special needs? Will they take me and him seriously? Do they know what an epipen is? Can I make suggestions? Are they willing to change routines for the sake of his safety?

All these and many more questions were running through my mind.

It turned out, I got the right answer to every single question.

I was so relieved to learn how very well prepared allergybabe’s nursery was.It truly helped that they already had experience with a similarly food allergic child, and every practitioner was epipen trained. We constantly exchange thoughts and suggestions, and it is lovely to see how allergybabe profits from being around his little friends.

He enjoys eating at the same table with everybody else, after a year of me providing his meals, we went a step further and consulted with the lovely cook to prepare special meals similar to the regular dishes she serves. She does her job very well. Not once had allergybabe had a severe reaction.

Allergymummy could not be more pleased with the nursery and could not recommend it more. After constant care and supervision of allergybabe, his mum got the chance to get her mind off at least for a couple of hours a day.

If your are interested to get more information on this excellent nursery that is located within the Canary Wharf area, please follow this link:

http://www.littleunicorndaynurseries.co.uk/

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