Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tip of the Day: How to Handle Sleepovers When Your Child Has Severe Food Allergies

How to handle spending the night with friends when your child has severe food allergies:

Before your child sleeps over at her friends house talk to the parents. Let the parents know about your child's food allergies, what happens when your child has an allergic reaction and how to handle the allergic reaction if it happens.
I would always offer to bring Nicolle's food if that would make it easier for them. And most times that is what I did. Unless their child has the exact same allergies as your child, most people do not know all of the words that can be used on the list of ingredients that mean milk and/or eggs are present. It's very easy to make a mistake when reading product labels. I have always said it is better to be safe than sorry.

Libby Avery

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