Moms – who has children with food allergies? What do you do about trick or treating and upcoming holiday gatherings?
My son has gluten intolerance, so there are a lot of treats that he cannot have. However, trick or treating is fun to do even if you cannot eat the candy. So, when the trick or treating is over, I immediately check all the treats and remove anything with gluten. If my child cannot eat any of the things at an event, I make special gluten free treats for him to take. Every once in a while we end up somewhere, like a wedding, where everything has gluten. A promised trip to the ice cream store as soon as we leave the event works beautifully and makes him happy!
Shouna Olson, 2016 Oklahoma Mother of the Year