Re: peanut allergy in 11 month, any advise?
Two of my nephews have bad peanut allergies.
It is scary. I don't believe that there are any injections to desensitize the reaction to peanuts, either.
My sister-in-law gives special instruction to all who have care of her children: day care provider, teachers, etc. All other parents with children in the same classes as my nephews have also been advised of this severe allergy, and are asked not to send treats containing peanuts to school/day care. Of course, this doesn't totally solve the problem, as many people just don't understand how severe the allergy is.
Both of the boys (aged 6 and 9) have been taught not to eat anything unless an adult tells them it is OK to do so. The older boy reads ingredients before consuming anything, and knows not to eat it unless he's 100% sure it's safe. They also carry Epi-pens with them, in case a reaction would occur.
It is most definately scary, but nothing that can't be dealt with with some education.