If your child has serious food allergies, you may feel concerned about their safety while ‘Trick-or-Treating’ or attending a Halloween party.
Under normal circumstances, parents can check ingredient lists for their child’s allergens to avoid the risk of anaphylaxis but during Halloween, the the chances of your child coming into contact with their allergens is significantly increased. Factors include unlabelled sweets, homemade treats and low lighting making it difficult to check packaging, but Halloween can also be a great opportunity to help teach your child about their allergies.
By taking some extra precautions, your child can still enjoy all the fun of Halloween. The following tips outline the important measures to take and what to consider in advance.
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