It is that time of year again! Shopping for backpacks, uniforms, new sneakers, pencils, markers … you get the gist. As parents of kids with food allergies (and asthma, eczema, environmental allergies and more) we have even longer lists of supplies needed before the bell rings! We’ve compiled a list of essentials (that you can even purchase from right where you are, super convenient right?!) we hope will help you with all your last minute errand-running, lunch-packing and uniform-fitting. :)
Labels: To mark your child’s lunch, snacks, water bottles and more!
Mabel’s Labels Write Away Peel and Stick Labels 60 count mixed pack come with designs boys and girls love, and even some they can agree on! The surface of each label is waterproof, dishwasher safe, microwave safe and UV resistant. Mabel’s Labels are built to last. Prevent mixups and lost toys with easy to use Write Away Labels. Award winning Mabel’s Labels has been keeping things out of the lost found since 2002. Get organized and save money with this 60-pack of multi-purpose, long lasting labels.
AllerMates Food Allergy Medical Stickers
Lunchboxes: In some schools, they serve a safe lunch, but rather than risking cross-contamination, pack your child’s lunch at home!
PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox Complete is the eco and easy way to pack healthy, waste-free lunches. Part bento box, part TV dinner tray, PlanetBox is the custom-designed, all in one solution for packing well-balanced lunches kids love. Made out of high quality stainless steel, its the safe, non-toxic alternative to plastic. Individual compartments ensure that foods don’t touch each other and that lunch arrives looking neat and appealing. The individual compartments remind parents to pack a varied lunch which includes fruits and veggies, and makes eating that lunch quick and easy for kids. This is the Cadillac of lunchboxes :)
Cute shirts from Inktastic: “This Little Monkey Has Food Allergies”. And Allergy Apparel makes dozens of amazing options for all your kiddos! They also have great bracelets that are excellent for helping younger children communicate about their allergies.
Check out this list of some of our favorite allergy-friendly snack options. Some classrooms will even let you leave a stock of your child’s favorite items in a drawer or basket.
What would YOU add to the list? Veteran parents, any advice for the newer crowd??
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