Here are 8 great safe Halloween tips that came up in our support group last night.
- Teach your child not to eat any candy while trick or treating. Wait until they get home and you can inspect their candy.
- Have your child wear a costume with gloves on so they won’t touch any open candies.
- Give pre-made Halloween bags to your neighbors that are safe for your child. They can give them to your kid when he is there trick or treating.
- Hand out stickers, erasers, superballs, etc… instead of candy. Encourage your neighbors to do the same.
- Ask your neighbors to put the candy in the child’s bucket, so the kids don’t need to touch it.
- Have safe candies at home and trade them out with the unsafe ones that the kids bring home.
- Recommend nut free candies to your neighbors and hand them out as well, examples are kettle corn, gummi bears, skittles, starburst, etc…
- Have fun! Remember this is a big part of childhood. Your child should not be deprived festivities because of their allergies. You just need to make it safe!
Have a happy and safe Halloween! Have any other tips? Please share them with us.
Author: Tarah Jakubiak
After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 24 countries and 26 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.