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Fact Or Fear – How Do You Teach Your Kids About Allergies?

When it comes to making sure our kids stay away from the foods, allergens, and situations that trigger eczema or allergies, they are often our best line of defense. A child who knows what they need to avoid and understands why is often the same child who avoids serious issues with their sensitivities, but what’s the best way to arm them with this information? Today we’re going to look at the two most common methods parents use to teach their kids about what needs to be avoided and look at which methods might be best for your family. Knowledge Is Read More

5 Foods That Help Heal Eczema

Did you know that a variety of foods have natural anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and soothing properties that can help your child’s body keep eczema flare ups away or heal the ones that have already started? Healing through food is a wonderful way to get gentle yet effective nutrients to the body that can help support it in healing and strengthening – and many of these foods are really easy to work in to daily meal plans. Working with healing foods is just another way that we can help avoid and heal eczema issues each and every day, and some of them Read More

Goldfish Bandit: Not mayhem, but mischief

For a parent of a child with food allergies, the last thing we want to hear is our child eating a food that aggregates eczema. I’m one of those parents that makes a list of what she cannot eat, explains why she cannot eat it, show how the foods look, and why she needs to avoid them. And she’s EXTREMELY precautious about anaphylactic foods. And yet, we still have a dilemma. We found out about her food allergies, mostly through trial and error, then through allergy tests. Which means our daughter has “tasted” her “no-no” foods before they were banned. One Read More

Food Allergies Just Got Fun!

The BugaBees
I am so thrilled about the release of the new app ‘The Bugabees’. This delightful game helps kids learn in a fun and colorful what foods they should avoid due to allergies. While kids learn about what to avoid, they are also being shown healthy, non-allergic alternatives that help them feel empowered so that they can still enjoy treats without the worry. The foods that The BugaBees characters help your child explore fall into the 8 most common food allergen groups: Peanuts Soy Wheat Tree Nut Shellfish Egg Milk Fish These 8 types of food allergies make up about 90% Read More

Teaching Kids To Screen Foods

Most parents who have children with allergies are used to monitoring the foods their child eats and setting boundaries so that their child doesn’t get anything they shouldn’t – but what happens when parents can’t be around all the time? Many parents find that they take such excellent care of their child’s special needs that the child doesn’t end up knowing how to care for themselves in this regard. The good news is that you can teach your child to screen their own foods and how to create healthy understanding and boundaries about what they can and cannot eat. Food Read More