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Precautions That Families Need To Take To Protect Their Children with Food Allergies

Food allergies can bring with them an array of problems such as eczema among other life-threatening food allergic reactions. Some of the common triggers include:

  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Egg
  • Cow’s milk
  • Tree nuts
  • Peanuts

Infants with atleast one biological parent with an allergic condition are at high risk of developing and/or contracting food allergy. This is especially true if they exhibit allergic symptoms already.

Here are some of the precautions that families need to take in order to protection their children with food allergies:

Label foods at home as ‘Not safe’ or ‘Safe’

To ensure everyone including babysitters, visitors, children etc determine ‘safe’ and ‘non-safe’ foods; it can be quite helpful to label every food in your freezer, refrigerator, and pantry. One convenient and effective way of doing this is by using a green and red circle-shaped sticker. You can opt to purchase these stickers or personally make them. Red stickers ought to be for unsafe foods while green one for safe foods.

Apply these stickers to all food items in the house.

Avoid any pantry mix-ups

Do you have both ‘unsafe’ and ‘safe’ versions of the same items such as cow’s milk and soy milk in your house? If yes, then do not store such products next to each other. Designate specific cabinets or shelves for storing ‘safe’ foods. Additionally, refrain from purchasing items, which look the same.

Avoid Sippy cup mix-ups

Is your child allergic to milk? Buy some ‘special’ sippy cup to utilize both away from and at home. After putting the lid on your average sippy cup, you cannot view the contents. Having a special cup makes sure your kid does not mistakenly take the wrong cup.

By employing the above three precautions, you can surely ensure your child is protected from food allergies.

Stock up on allergen-free snacks

We know how difficult it can be to have young kids and to not be able to share your favourite treats with them. Creative Nature Superfoods has a line of high quality superfoods and snack that are allergen-free, and your kids will love them!
all bars with goji berries

From Berry Blend bars to our Chia and Cacao Brownie mix, your kids will never feel as though they are missing out on the fun snacking options. Plus they will be getting a healthy and delicious boost of energy and nutrients!

Rachel Pedersen

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