Halloween Candy and Allergies, Trick or Treating with Allergic Children

Melanie Melanie Hohman Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Many people ask me about Halloween, and whether we go trick or treating.  Since our youngest son Bradley, has severe food allergies, we need to be extra careful.  He can NOT eat anything in his bag.  So what's the point?  Well, it's about being a kid, and getting dressed up, and going door to door just like every one else.  As for the "bad candy", we leave all of it for the Halloween Ghost to take.  This ghost has NO teeth, and comes in the middle of the night, to take the "bad candy" and he leaves a gift.  Our boys get excited for the ghost to come, and they have no problems giving up their bad candy for a bag of "safe candy" and a gift.  Trust me, once you start this tradition, they will be hooked.  

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