Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Background my allergic child does not like to wear socks, but she has to wear them in the fall and winter with shoes or boots when outside.
Child: Can you buy me socks made from milk?
Me: Why your feet might become itchy or develop a rash, and you might become sick?
Child: No Mom I am not allowed to have things with milk, and if my socks had milk in them, I would not have to wear socks.
Me: If you had socks with milk in them, they might cross contaminate with your other clothes.
Child: I’ll keep them in a separate area in my dresser and you can wash my milk socks in a separate load. Then I would not have to wear socks!
Me: You have to wear socks, and I am not doing extra work.
I am glad my child has a firm understanding about cross contamination. Here is a link to baby and children’s leggings, made from milk fiber link. Clothes made out of milk fiber are more expensive, so the chances of accidentally buying some are unlikely!