TRYING to find safe gym!:(

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2000 - 3:44am
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

My son is 3 and has been in gymnastics for almost a year. The gym that he goes to sells candybars, etc., in their vending machines, also. My son is extremely sensitive to touch--breaks out in hives from contact with peanut residue. He has never had a problem while at gymnastics. Deanna

Posted on: Thu, 08/31/2000 - 3:55am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

My daughter has been going to gymnastics for 3 1/2 years twice a week. They have a vending machine that sells all kinds of things she can't eat( as a matter of fact there is nothing in there she can have). It has been my experience that most kids get the snacks on the way out of the gym not on the way in.
The coaches are very good about asking kids to wash up if they have visible food on them. They are trying to protect their equipment.
My daughters gym also has day camps where they serve a snack to the kids. All kids are required to wash their hands after eating and they only serve goldfish when my daughter is there (she still brings her own).
We have never had a problem there. As a matter of fact that is the only "public" water fountain my daughter has ever drank from. I feel very comfortable there. No worries at all.

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