12 Moments Only Food Allergy Mums Will Understand

1. Worrying that everyone thinks you are a crazy neurotic mother.

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2. Needing a degree in spreadsheets to read the allergen menu in a restaurant.

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3. When another kid spills their ice cream in the park.

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4. Having to be ‘that customer’ that interrogates the waiting staff.

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5. When people think ‘gluten free’ means ‘suitable for anyone with any food allergy’.

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6. That sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when your child accidentally eats something they are allergic to.

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7. When a stranger tries to give your child food.

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8. Having to explain food allergies to someone who doesn’t get it.

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9. When you nail a new allergy recipe – your child will eat cake!!!

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10. When someone says ‘oh, a little bit won’t hurt!’

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11. In a restaurant, finding a dessert that isn’t fruit.

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12. When a friend makes an effort to accommodate your child’s food allergies.

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