Children and parenting
- Action on Additives
A very useful Food Commission website listing the foods, drinks and medicines sold in the UK containing any of the 7 food additives/colourings found to cause behavioural changes in children by the UK Food Standards Agency.
Created by Robert & Nicole Smith, parents of two children with allergies.
Has information, links and books on various food and other allergies.
- Allergy and Intolerance Resources
Fun animal-based awareness/alert products and medical Identification for children with a special dietary requirement.
- Allergy Buddies
A scheme to allow allergic children to eat safely at school.
An amazing resource site with up to date, local, regional and national information
on every kind of service for kids. All4kids does not focus on special diets
(although the Parenting Resources pages do cover dyslexia, epilepsy and
eating disorders amongs others) but the range of services listed makes
the site well worth bookmarking for general needs.
Huge child related site with masses of things to buy (not specifically allergy
aware), great links pages and good health information via the Net Doctor.
Advice and answers to frequently asked questions about weaning your baby.
With product details, stockists, babyfood recipes, full ingredients lists
and nutritional information.
- Children's Allergy Services
The first dedicated paediatric allergy clinic in the UK, situated in the Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital in London. They treat anaphylaxis, dermatological, respiratory and drug allergies, immunotherapy and gastroenterologial problems, and take referrals from across the UK.
Developed in line with the National Childcare Strategy earlyyearsonline provides
a key source of information and contains one of the most comprehensive
independent directories of childcare services in the UK
Chemical-free, organic and fair trade clothes, toys, nappies and personal care products.
- Food Allergy News
Lively US site with tips for managing food allergies, school
project ideas, PAL programme, Dear FANKID letters page, clubhouse,
activities and links.
An enlightening site which looks at all the life changing elements of parenthood,
even the grim bits...so we hope that it truly reflects the reality of being
a mum or a dad today. Through the sharing of personal experiences, parents
offer support, reassurance, information, ideas and practical solutions.
Foresight is a charitable organisation whose primary role is to promote the
importance of good health and nutritional status in both parents before conceiving
a baby, and to provide sensible, acheivable information and advice on how
to do this.
Interesting and informative site run by health writer and nutritionist, Susannah
Olivier who has written a number of excellent books on the care of babies
and children from pregnancy through to toddler stage - including allergies
and eating problems.
Childrens Support Group
Excellent organisation which, for 25 years has helped and supported families
with hyperactive, ADHD children.
Comprehensive information site covering everything to do with allergies in children including food, animals, beauty products and other contact or inhaled allergens.
- Kids Aware
A range of nut allergy awareness clothing and accessories, put together by
the Mums of two nut allergic children, that will help everyone recognise
your child's nut allergy and special diet needs away from home.
kidsunlimited nurseries provide the very highest standards of nursery care
for children aged between 3 months to 5 years throughout the UK. All our
meals meet healthy, balanced nutritional requirements and are free from potentially
harmful additives; organic ingredients are used where possible. Special diets
are not a problem, if your child has any food allergies or has any specific
dietary requirements we will at all times endeavor to provide alternative
A US-based nonprofit food allergy organisation fostering optimal health, nutrition, and well-being of children with food allergies by providing education and a caring support community for their families and caregivers.
A site run by Asthma UK, The Anaphylaxis Campaign, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, Epilepsy Action and the Long-Term Conditions Alliance, to help schools create a safe environment for children living with a medical condition.
Useful and attractive site offering chemical free, natural and mainly organic
toiletries, first aid, clothing, massage oils and lots more for babies,
young children and their mothers! All available by mail order.
A unique network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information (both national and local) on child-friendly cafes, childminders, places to go, pre-schools and schools in your area - and much more.
A site which allows parents with children with gastro intestinal, feeding problems and allergies, as well as other medical conditions, to share their experiences, information and find people in a similar situation to them.
Wide ranging site with everything and anything you could ever wish to know about parenting.
A very busy free resource site run by Dr Andy Gill, a social worker with
a PhD in Psychology focusing on child behaviour, development and social
relationships. Plenty of practical tips, an advice forum, chat room etc.
As light relief from worrying about allergies - over 20,0000 meaning of names and baby names statistics, all searchable by origins, style, impression, popularity!
Attractive site selling everything to do with babies and toddlers. Most of
their products are organic, bleach, chemical and additive free and they
also offer allergy aware products such as latex free teats for bottles.
The site also includes an interesting magazine section.
Excellent and informative site run by the parents of a child with complex
special needs and learning disabilities. Loads of very useful addresses,
links, articles and advice covering events, campaigns, holidays, respite
care, shopping and lots more.
A fun US site for Coeliac kids and kids suffering from DSI (Dysfunction of
Sensory Integration) - ideas for how to cope in school, 'I Can't Eat That'
club, Gluten detectives etc
A comprehensive and interesting site run by parents, for parents. Although
it is not focused on allergy or restricted diets there are a number of
articles and lots of links which could be both interesting and useful.
Worth a quick browse.
On-line baby food shop whose products are not only organic but biodynamic. Many are gluten, dairy and sugar free.
Goat's milk based
follow-on milk and infant formula from New Zealand.
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