October brings Fall, Harvest Activities and Halloween!
We have compiled a list of idea's some parents of children living with FPIES like to celebrate a safe and allergy friendly Halloween.
- Pre-assembled treat bags! Make your own treat bags (safe candy or non-food treats) and pass out these pre-assembled treat bags to your neighbors ahead of time. When your little trick-or-treater shows up, they'll get their special, safe, treat!
- Non-food treats! Go to Mommies of Miracles Trick or Treat page and help start a new trend in your neighborhood and encourage neighbors and friends to pass out non-food items (along with or instead of candy) to trick-or-treater's! Mommies of Miracles has these great suggestions to make Halloween fun available to ALL kids: http://mommiesofmiracles.com/halloween/ complete with a decal to print, a map to find participating neighborhoods and non-food treat idea's.
- Stay home and participate! Dress up and hand out non-candy prizes! If your little one is too little to trick-or-treat, staying home to greet trick-or-treaters can be a fun way to participate in the traditions!
- Donate! Trick-or-treat and donate the candy to dentist to send to the troops, such as through Operation Buy Back.
- Candy Trade! Explain beforehand to your trick-or-treater that they will have the chance to trade, or 'sell' their candy collected to you for a "prize" (something special they enjoy).
- For even more idea's, visit this page from our friends at PIC (Protein Intolerant Children): Halloween for Kids with Protein Intolerance.
This post was written by the Executive Board of The FPIES Foundation