Sunday, April 13, 2008

Calling Fellow Neurotic Parents....

If anyone out there with a kid with food allergies has taken a cruise, then Poker Chick needs your advice! Good news: Poker Chick's family is trying to get together on a cruise. Bad news: cruises mean lots of buffets, a food allergy nightmare, especially when you're miles and miles from a hospital. Now, she can't believe she's about to say this, but after some initial research she's seriously considering a Disney cruise. Stories of special chocolates on the pillow. Nut, dairy and egg free birthday cakes. Entire menus prepared just for your kid. This is the stuff dreams are made of.

But before she shelves her grownup coolness and resigns to a gambling-free (gasp! no poker?) trip, she wants to see if anyone has heard anything good about food allergies on any other cruise line. There's also the question of whether or not a Disney cruise will be upscale enough for Big Boy, she still has to sell him on it. Any tips, advice, links would be greatly appreciated (including where to go, which is also open!)


Anonymous said...

I've heard good things about the Disney Cruises. Just as upscale as all the others.

Anonymous said...

Hey Poker Chick,
Thought I would pass along this sad story about an 8yr old boy who died this past Feb. from a peanut allergy. They didn't use the Epi-pen, and they also talk about that damaging article of Meredith Broussard's. Maybe we aren't so neurotic after all?
Here’s the link:

You can also find an interview with the mom at

Thanks for helping raise awareness!