Some parents don’t allow their child to go to social events, school trips and parties because they’re worried about the risks. But if a child’s social life is restricted unnecessarily, they may grow up feeling isolated and different to other children.
Your child can still join in social occasions and school trips, they simply need to be planned ahead. Communication is essential among everyone involved, such as teachers, assistants and caterers.
If your child has a food allergy, together you can take steps to make sure your child only eats food that’s safe. At children’s parties, for example, this may mean that your child should take their own party food.
If your child has another type of allergy such as insect stings, this could mean being prepared with adrenaline-autoinjectors, and knowing what to do to avoid being stung.