New products for kids with food allergies
Does your child have a food allergy? Here are three new products to try out:
In "Allergies, Away! Creative Eats & Mouthwatering Treats for Kids Allergic to Nuts, Dairy & Eggs" (Thomas Dunne, $14.99) by Ginger and Frances Park, the sister- authors fill a book with recipes for kids (and adults) with allergies. Recipes include Chubby Cheezy quesadillas, mini potato and bacon bites and choco-banana smoothies.
Having a party and want to alert guests with allergies which items are taboo? Allergy Alert Labels let you tag items in your pantry or refrigerator, at your bake sale or BBQ, or at a celebration. They let kids and caregivers know which foods may not be safe for them to eat. $5.99 for 24 pack at Kmart, CVS and allermates.com. AllerMates also makes other products, such as decorative EpiPen carrying cases for kids and colorful character allergy-alert bracelets.
Temporarily tattoo your child for birthday parties or other events where you want to be sure everyone knows of her allergy with SafetyTats. Each red and yellow design offers two lines of information for special medical attention or a phone number. Twenty-four for $19.99 for nut allergy; 12 for $14.99 for write-in allergy at safetytat.com.