Food Allergies During the Holidays — Halloween

TRICK OR TREATING WITH A NUT ALLERGIC CHILD

TRICK OR TREATING WITH A NUT ALLERGIC CHILD

We get it.  Trick or treating is downright SCARY when you have a child with severe food allergies.  Unsafe food is everywhere, and one mistake can be fatal.  Scary as it might be, none of us want our kids to miss out on what's meant to be one of the most exciting nights of their year!  Our best advice is be prepared and armed but also try to relax!  Read on for our tips on how to keep your allergic trick or treater safe this Halloween.


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Bo & Ty Sweets Tips For Trick or Treating With Your Nut Allergic Child

Bo & Ty Sweets Tips For Trick or Treating With Your Nut Allergic Child


5 TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING WITH YOUR NUT ALLERGIC CHILD

1.   Instruct your child not to open or taste any treats while trick or treating.  Tell her to wait until she is home and you can check labels carefully.

2.  Have your child wear an allergy bracelet and a visible sticker on the outside...