Keeping your home safe for your allergy baby (AD)

Having a baby with allergies can really feel so scary and isolating at times. When my 4-year-old daughter Daisy was a baby I would often stay home, as it was far easier than going out and facing disappointment in restaurants. Or dealing with the fear of being in someone else’s home and seeing our FPIES allergy triggers everywhere. If you’re someone who likes to stay home, as I did, to help your own anxiety, then these are my top tips for keeping your home safe for your allergy baby.

Daisy eating a bit of floor candy!
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Dairy free oat biscuits [DF, GF, SF]

When making dairy free items I’m always pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to convert basic baking items. For butter, we typically substitute with Vitalite (the sunflower one) and for milk, we use almond milk, which is our preferred dairy free alternative. These dairy free oat biscuits have been a favourite in our home for a couple of years now. They are simple to make, fairly cheap and you can freeze the dough or the leftovers too. The ingredients I have used are dairy free, soya free (soya lecithin may appear in the specific ingredients I used) and gluten free. Please ensure you always check the ingredients you are using, as ingredients may vary by brand. Scroll down near the end of this recipe for the recipe card to get started right away! If you want a version of these biscuits with dairy and gluten then check out these homemade oat biscuits.

Five dairy free oat biscuits
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Glazed gluten-free puff pastry doughnut recipe [DF, GF, SF]

As a parent of a 3-year-old, I am often looking for simple ways to make her a nice treat. My daughter Daisy loves to help in the kitchen and so I’m always trying out new and easy ways for her to get involved. Today I’m going to share with you my glazed gluten-free puff pastry doughnut recipe. These are SUPER simple, using shop-bought gluten-free puff pastry and they take just minutes to prepare, fry, glaze and start eating!

Glazed Gluten Free Puff Pastry Doughnuts - A look at the finished doughnuts
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Gluten-free jam drops (AD) [DF, SF, GF]

AD. My little daughter Daisy absolutely loves a sweet treat. As she spends 3 days a week at Nursery she is becoming used to the mindset of having something for ‘pudding’ after lunch AND dinner. As I want to encourage her to eat all sorts of foods I sometimes use a little sweet treat as an encouragement for her to eat all of her vegetables or her protein sources. I have made her gluten-free jam drops, using wonderful Santa Rosa jams, that I ordered from the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli at Ocado. Scroll down near the end of this recipe for the recipe card to get started right away!

Gluten-free jam drops
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Review: Get Your Kids to Eat Anything (AD – Gifted)

We were gifted this book in exchange for coverage. As Mum to a child with FPIES, and multiple food allergies, I know how hard it can be to get your little one to eat well. When you have a number of food groups that you need to eliminate, due to allergies, and then your child becomes a picky eater, it can be soul destroying. I’ve spent so many hours cooking meals and hoping against all hope that my daughter Daisy will eat them. Recently I was fortunate enough to be gifted an advance copy of *Get Your Kids to Eat Anything, by my lovely friend Emily Leary, from A Mummy Too. Of course, I wanted to love this book, as it’s been created by my friend, so I started reading it and I was blown away! We’ve been using the book for a couple of weeks already, on and off. The 5-phase programme, designed to help change the way your family thinks about food, has been absolutely fantastic so far.

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything by Emily Leary
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