links for 2007-10-17


  1. kendra says

    Thanks for the link to the allergy moms guide to halloween. My 3 year old has a peanut allergy and this will be his first year trick or treating…I have been baffled as to what to do about all the peanut laden candy he will receive…solution? Identical swap-out bag full of safe candy.

  2. Lemon says

    I completely agree with Kendra! My guy is just turning 3, peanut allergy, and the switch is so simple… yet I never would have come up with that one on my own. Does anyone have a favorite Web site for safe candy?

  3. Geoff says

    as (yet another) parent of a child with a peanut allergy, I’ll say that it’s still a bit frightening, but every year it does get easier :)

    that said, when she was 3 I just stuffed my pockets with safe candy and gave her one to put in her bag whenever we went someplace without a safe alternative. also, letting her trick-or-treat with a (constant) supply of lollipops helps keep the desire to eat anything (else) along the way at bay.

  4. Jill in Atlanta says

    I found that my child, while under the age of three (and maybe still this year) simply didn’t notice when I swiped the peanut laden items from his trick or treat pumpkin. No need to replace them with something else, he just ate half the amount of candy he’d collected. I was fine with that!

    When they’re young I think they’re mostly amazed that
    1. it’s dark!
    2. everyone is in a costume
    3. people are giving them candy and
    4. their parents are letting them have candy! The amount seemed irrelevant to my kids.