Monday, October 20, 2014

Allergy-Free Halloween Candy Round-Up 2014, Part 2 (Local Stores)

By Kelley Lindberg

(Update 10/21/14: I added SurfSweets gummy candies/fruit snacks, which are free from the Top 8 plus sesame and sulfites, and can be found at Harmon's, Whole Foods, and online. Love 'em!)

Last week, I shared some online sources for ordering allergen-free Halloween candy. This week, I’ll tell you about the candy I found in stores locally. You can use this list to shop for candy, and you can use it on Halloween night to help your little trick-or-treaters sort through their candy loot.

Most of the common brands can be found just about anywhere, like grocery stores, Sam’s Club, Costco, Walmart, and Target. (If I only saw a product in one store, I’ll list the store where I found it.) Dollar Tree has a surprising amount of safe “icky” choices, like gummy skeletons and lollipops shaped like skulls, so if you’re looking for something fun and gross to put on top of cupcakes, for example, try Dollar Tree!

A BIG WARNING:  CHECK EVERY PIECE, EVERY TIME.

Large companies use multiple factories. That means the same candy may be produced in different places, with different allergens present. So CHECK LABELS on every single piece of candy. Wonka is one of the worst companies for producing the same candy in different packages containing different allergen warnings, but they are one of the best at individually labeling their candies so you can verify its safety before every bite. A few candies have changed their ingredients and moved to other places in my list from last year -- a good reminder to check old favorites. When in doubt, call the manufacturer for clarification (most list a phone number right on their package).

If I missed something or made mistakes as I scribbled my notes while standing in the aisles, let me know.

First I’ll list candies that don’t list corn as an ingredient (because there aren’t very many of them). Then I’ll list the candies and treats that do contain corn, but are free from some or all of the Top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish).

By the way, EVERYTHING on this entire list is nut-free and peanut-free. That's where I started, then I broke them down by the other allergens. I hope it helps simplify your Halloween season!

Corn-free as well as free from Top 8:
  • Bob’s Sweet Stripes Soft Mint Candies (red & white peppermints) (Sam’s Club)
  • Cotton Candy (Parade brand, Sam’s Club, 8 tubs per package)
  • Cotton Candy in Candy Corn and Boo-Berry flavors (Dollar Tree)
  • Cotton Candy, Hello Kitty (Dollar Tree)
  • YumEarth Gummy Bears (in Target!)
  • YumEarth Organic Pops (in Target!)

Everything from here on down contains corn ingredients:

Free from Top 8 (Wheat, Peanut, Tree Nut, Milk, Egg, Soy, Fish, Shellfish):
  • Baby Bottle Pops (Sam’s Club)
  • Betty Crocker Halloween Fruit Snacks
  • Bubble Babies Gum Balls (contains coconut, Dollar Tree)
  • Candy Jewelry (Dollar Tree)
  • Dots
  • Dum-Dums
  • Giant Lollipop (Dollar Tree)
  • Grave Gummies (contains coconut) (Dollar Tree)
  • Gummy Body Parts (contains coconut oil) (Dollar Tree – coffins and bags) [Note: 2 years ago, 
  • Walmart sold Frankford Candy Body Parts that contained peanuts, nuts, milk, soy, beef, and corn, so read company name and ingredients carefully]
  • Gummy Turtle Power Candy Pizza (contains beef gelatin, Dollar Tree)
  • Halloween Pops (contain gelatin, Dollar Tree)
  • Haribo Gummy Bears (contains coconut)
  • Hello Kitty Family Favorites Candy Mix (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Tamales
  • Hubba Bubba bubble gum
  • Jelly Belly trick-or-treat-sized packets of jelly beans (Target)
  • Jolly Rancher
  • Life Savers
  • Life Savers Lollipops
  • Life Savers Gummies (contains gelatin, possibly pork-derived, although I can’t verify)
  • Market Pantry Spooky Shapes fruit snacks (Target – contains pork gelatin)
  • Mike & Ike
  • Pixy Stix, regular and giant (Sam’s Club carries a package of 50 Giant Pixy Stix)
  • Push Pops
  • Ring Pops
  • Skittles
  • Skulls & Bones Hard Candy (Dollar Tree)
  • Smarties
  • Sour Patch Kids (but be careful—the Sour Patch Twists contain wheat, so read labels carefully)
  • Spiderman Villains Candy Sticks (contains beef gelatin) (Dollar Tree)
  • Spongebob Gummy Krabby Patties (beef gelatin) (Dollar Tree)
  • Spooky Lollipop Rings (Dollar Tree)
  • Starbursts
  • SurfSweets gummy worms, gummy spooky spiders, jelly beans (Harmon's, Whole Foods)
  • Swedish Fish
  • Tic Tacs
  • Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers (gummi worms) (Sam’s Club – contains gelatin)
Contains Soy or Soy Warning (but free from other 7 top allergens):
  • Bon Bon Boom Lollipops (Dollard Tree)
  • Cry Baby Extra Sour Bubble Gum (Dollar Tree)
  • Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape
  • Jolly Rancher Crunch ‘n’ Chew (last year, these had soy listed, but I didn’t find any this year, so I can’t verify ingredients. Call the company at 800-468-1714)
  • Jolly Rancher Fruit Chews (last year, these had soy listed, but I didn’t find any this year, so I can’t verify ingredients. Call the company at 800-468-1714)
  • Jolly Rancher Lollipops (last year, these had soy listed, but I didn’t find any this year, so I can’t verify ingredients. Call the company at 800-468-1714)
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Laffy Taffy Ropes (Sam’s Club)
  • Lollipop Skulls (Dollar Tree)
  • Market Pantry Candy Corn Flavored Kettle-Cooked Popcorn (Target)
  • Scary Eyeballs Bubble Gum (Dollar Tree)
  • SweeTarts Chews (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment, and SweeTarts GUMMIES contain a warning for peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and wheat!!!)
  • Gum: Dentyne, Trident, Orbit, Eclipse, Wrigley’s (Doublemint, Winterfresh, Big Red, Juicy Fruit, Spearmint, etc.)

Contains Wheat or Wheat warning (but free from other 7 top allergens):
  • Red Vines
  • Scooby-Doo Sour Straws (beef) (Dollar Tree)
  • Sour Punch Twists
  • Twizzler’s Pull ‘n’ Peel (these don’t list soy, although regular Twizzlers do, so read carefully)
  • Twizzler’s Strawberry Twists (these don’t list soy, although regular Twizzlers do, so read carefully)
  • Twizzler’s Rainbow Twists (these don’t list soy, although regular Twizzlers do, so read carefully)
Contains Milk or Milk warning (but free from other 7 top allergens):
  • Pop Rocks
  • Popping Candy (Dollar Tree)
  • Pumpkin Face Bubble Gum in Jar (Target)
Contains Egg or Egg warning (but free from other 7 top allergens):
  • Bottlecaps (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment – some have wheat warning)
  • Gobstoppers (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment)
  • Nerds (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment – some have wheat warning)
  • Nerds Ropes(check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment)
  • Spree (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment)
  • SweeTarts (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment, and SweeTarts GUMMIES contain a warning for peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and wheat!!!)
  • SweeTarts Mini (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment, and SweeTarts GUMMIES contain a warning for peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and wheat!!!)
  • SweeTart Twists (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment, and SweeTarts GUMMIES contain a warning for peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and wheat!!!)
Contains Soy and Wheat or warnings (but free from other 6 top allergens):
  • Airheads
  • Twizzlers
Contains Milk and Soy or warnings (but free from other 6 top allergens):
  • Charms Blow Pops
  • Double Bubble gum (check every individual Double Bubble candy label because ingredients vary by assortment and store)
  • Hershey’s Chocolate bars, the 1.55 ounce size ONLY (the S’mores size) (all other sizes contain nut warnings)
  • Kraft Caramels
  • Sixlets candy-coated chocolate drops
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Tootsie Fruit Rolls
Contains Wheat and Egg or warnings (but free from other 6 top allergens):
  • Bottlecaps (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment – some don’t have wheat warning)
  • Nerds (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment – some don’t have wheat warning)
  • Nerds Ropes (Sam’s Club)
  • Shockers (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary) (Sam’s Club)
  • SweeTarts (check every individual Wonka candy label because ingredients vary by assortment – some don’t have wheat warning)
Contains Wheat and Milk or warnings (but free from other 6 top allergens):
  • Utz Halloween Pretzel Treats (contains sesame warning, too)
Contains Soy, Milk, and Egg or warnings (but free from other 5 top allergens):
  • Sugar Daddies (Dollar Tree)
Non-Candy Ideas (can find packs of individual serving sizes at warehouse stores like Sam’s Club):
  • Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn (Target – 16 individual bags per container)
  • Chex Mix (contains wheat, soy, and corn)
  • David’s Sunflower seeds
  • Funyuns Onion Flavored Rings (contains milk, soy, and corn)
  • Jack Link’s beef jerky (contains beef, free from Top 8)
  • Keebler Crème-Filled Sugar Wafer Cookies (contains soy, wheat, and cornstarch)
  • Lay’s Potato Chips (free from Top 8)
  • Nabisco Lorna Doone cookies (contains wheat, corn, and soy)
  • Oberto Beef Jerky (contains beef, free from the Top 8)
  • Oreos (contains soy, wheat, and corn)
  • Slim Jim Meat Sticks (contains beef, chicken, soy, wheat, and corn)
  • Zoo Animals crackers (Sam’s Club, contains wheat, corn, soy, milk)
  • Drinks, like Kool-Aid Jammers or Capri Suns, or sodas in mini-cans – check ingredients
Non-Food Ideas:
Don’t forget, you don’t have to hand out candy to your trick-or-treaters. Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree, and party stores like Zurchers, as well as Oriental Trading Company’s website have plenty of Halloween-themed novelties you can hand out, such as:
  • Bat or Spider Rings
  • Plastic bugs and creepy crawlies
  • Halloween bouncy balls
  • Vampire teeth
  • Halloween-colored bracelets
  • Halloween pencils or erasers
  • Glow Sticks or bracelets
  • Drinking Straws with Halloween figures on them
  • Tattoos
  • Coins
  • Friendship Bracelets
Watch Out for These:
The following candies may land in your child’s trick-or-treat bags, and they may not have ingredients labels, so watch out for them:
  • Bazooka Gum-Filled Pops – lists only corn, but comes in an assortment listing all allergens in a factory warning
  • Banana Splits (sold at Sam’s Club in an assortment. Contains soy and egg, and has factory warning for peanuts, tree nuts, and milk)
  • Columbina candies – all have a factory warning for peanuts, egg, tree nuts, soy, milk, and wheat
  • Goetze’s Caramel Creams (sold at Sam’s Club in an assortment. Contains wheat, milk, and soy.)
  • Hershey’s: All mini and fun-sized Hershey’s chocolates contain nut warnings and should be avoided. Plain milk-chocolate and dark-chocolate Hershey’s kisses are nut-free, but contain milk. Most flavored Hershey’s kisses (caramel, cherry-filled, etc.) list nut contamination. The only nut-free size of Hershey bars is the 1.55 ounce size (the type commonly sold alongside graham crackers and marshmallows for S’Mores.)
  • IBC Root Beer Barrels (sold at Sam’s Club in an assortment. Has factory warning for peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy)
  • Jawbreakers contain only sucrose, but packaged in an assortment that lists all the allergens in a factory warning
  • Lemonheads contain only corn, but are usually found in assortment bags that include warnings for all the allergens on the overall packaging
  • Mary Janes (sold at Sam’s Club in an assortment. Contains peanuts and soy, and has factory warning for tree nuts, wheat, milk, and egg)
  • Slo Poke (sold at Sam’s Club in an assortment. Contains soy and milk, and has factory warning for peanuts, tree nuts, and milk)
  • Taffy: For the first time this year, there are 2 taffy brands that are nut free. One is made by Taffy Town, and local company, but theirs do contain eggs, milk, and soy. The other is by an online store called Sweet Pete’s, which advertises that their taffy is made in a nut-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free facility. Other than those two sources, I have not found any other taffy that is nut-free, so assume most taffy in your child’s trick-or-treat bucket contains nut contamination.
  • Tiger Pops – packaging lists all allergens
  • Warheads – various packaging lists some or all Top 8 allergens in factory warnings



Monday, October 13, 2014

Allergy-Free Halloween Candy Round-Up 2014, Part 1 (Online Sources)

By Kelley Lindberg

(Update 10/21/14: Added TruJoy website.)

It’s time for my annual Allergy-Free Halloween Candy Round-Up!
Edible Gummy Brains from Indie Candy

Parents of food-allergic kids worry more about Halloween than just about any other holiday. Many are tempted to skip trick-or-treating all together, but I think there are many ways to make it a safe and fun activity. So for the next 3 weeks, my blog will focus on how to make Halloween and trick-or-treating a happy holiday for your children. This week, I’ll talk about online sources for allergy-safe candy and FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project. Next week, I’ll write about safe candy I find in local stores. Then on the 27th, I’ll post tips for safe trick-or-treating (and what to do with all that non-safe candy they bring home).

First, though, let’s talk about the Teal Pumpkin Project: FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is encouraging us to hand out non-food treats this year (or at least make some non-food treats available in addition to candy) to make trick-or-treating more fun for food-allergic kids—as well as kids with diabetes, kids who are fighting obesity, kids with religious dietary restrictions, kids whose parents are sick of paying dentist bills, etc.! You paint a pumpkin teal and put it on your porch, download a free sign from FARE explaining that you have non-food treats available, and then you make kids happy when they come to your door! Super easy, super fun, super awesome! Visit FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project for details. 

More brains! Find this lollipop and more
at the Natural Candy Store
If you decide you want to get some Halloween candy for your kidlets anyway, I’ve been doing some research for you. Most of the candies I’ve been finding locally contain corn syrup and food colorings, if those are your issues, your best bet may be to order your candy online. If that’s the case, you’ll want to order candy this week so that it arrives in plenty of time for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating. Online sources are also great for finding allergy-free chocolate, as well as unusual treats, like allergy-free brain-shaped lollipops, and of course, those non-food treats! That’s why this week I’ll write about some online sources that offer great allergy-free Halloween goodies.

§  Indie Candy:  This site is a great place to go for all-natural candy with no dyes or any of the Top 8 allergens at all! Most of their candy also appears to be corn-free, too. They have a large selection of confections including gorgeous crystal lollipops, chocolate, and gummis, all in fun Halloween shapes, and you can search by your specific allergy needs. You can even get a "lifesize edible gummy brain" (in your choice of alien or human). Too gruesome? Check out their beautiful Candy Apples, too!

Allergy-free licorice can be hard to
find. But these Scottie dogs from
Gimbal's Fine Candies are safe
and adorable!
§  Gimbal’s Fine Candies: They offer jelly beans in 41 flavors, as well as fiery LavaBalls and licorice Scottie Dogs, all free from the Top 8 allergens. While they do contain some corn products, they contain NO high-fructose corn syrup!

§  Natural Candy Store:  Looking for lollipops shaped like brains, bats, or jack-o-lanterns? Found them! This site focuses on natural ingredients, but they also let you search for candy that’s free from all Top 8 allergens. Even better, you can search for candy free from single allergens, like milk or soy. They carry hard candy, Glee gum, Enjoy Life chocolate, organic chocolate syrup, breath mints, and licorice, among others! You can also search by Feingold-safe candy and other special diets.

§  YumEarth.  Formerly called Yummy Earth, but now called YumEarth, this company makes candies (lollipops, drops, gummy bears, gummy worms, and fruit snacks) that are free from the Top 8, and they use natural colorings and flavorings. Some of their candies are also corn-free, kosher parve, and vegan (but not all, so check the list carefully). You can buy them online at www.YummyEarth.com and on Amazon. They may also be available at a store near you—check the list of YumEarth retailers to see.

§  TruJoy Sweets.  They offer 3 candies that are corn free as well as free from the Top 8: a chocolate chewy candy, a fruit-flavored chewy candy, and candy canes (remember, Christmas is just around the corner!). They're organic, gluten-free, kosher, and vegan, and they don't use artificial colors or flavors.

§  Peanut Free Planet:  This allergy-friendly grocery site sells a ton of different candy from lots of different manufacturers, including Vermont Nut Free, Enjoy Life Foods, and Amanda’s Own. You’ll find chocolate, jelly beans, and all sorts of allergen-friendly groceries. They also sell KitKats, Mars bars, and Nestle Aero Milk chocolate bars that are made in a Canadian factory, and therefore nut-free (unlike their American versions). They also carry nut-free candy corn from A and J Bakery (but it contains egg whites and soy), as well as Surf Sweets jelly beans and spooky spider gummies, which are organic, natural, gluten-free, and free from the Top 8 allergens.

§  Amanda’s Own Confections:  They offer chocolate in some fun Halloween shapes, as well as jelly beans and other candies, all dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, gluten-free, sesame-free, and soy-free (except for the sunflower cups)! The jelly beans contain a corn product, but the chocolate does not. In fact, their chocolate ingredients are simply cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa butter. (They also have turkey and scarecrow chocolate lollipops, as well as chocolate acorns and leaves, if you’re thinking ahead to Thanksgiving.)

§  Divvies:  Nut-free, dairy-free, and egg-free chocolate ghosts, chocolate bats, jelly beans, gummy stars, and chocolate chips! (Chocolate contains soya lecithin.) Check out their chocolate dinosaur, too. It might not be Halloweenish, but it would be great for a birthday party or stocking stuffer. And new this year is their gourmet popcorn in 3 flavors.

§  Vermont Nut Free:  Their chocolates are peanut-free and nut-free, but they do have milk and egg warnings on them. Their huge selection of nut-free chocolates includes caramel- and marshmallow-filled pumpkins, chocolate-covered marshmallows on a stick, pretzel caramel bark, and foil-wrapped chocolate shapes (like bats, witches, and ghosts). They also sell skippers, which are similar to M&Ms, but nut-free, of course.

§  Chocolate Emporium:  Read the ingredients carefully on this website, but they do offer a lot of allergen-friendly goodies. All Halloween items are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and certified parve by the Star-K. Call before you order to ensure you get what you need.

Find tons of non-food options at
Oriental Trading Co.
§  Oriental Trading Co.:  Remember, trick-or-treats bags don’t have to be filled with candy. Oriental Trading Company offers a bazillion (I counted them) super-cheap novelty toys, many that you can buy in quantities of 50, 144, or more. I have filled countless pinatas and goodie bags with Oriental Trading novelties over the years, and I love ‘em. If you need non-food novelties in a hurry, you can often find similar (or sometimes identical) items at dollar stores, discount stores, craft stores (like Michael’s), and party stores (like Zurchers).

If you know of a great online source for allergy-free candies, post it in the Comments. And remember, next week I’ll post a list of what I found in local stores and where I found it, so check back next Monday.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Allergy-Free Breakfast Recipe Round-Up

By Kelley Lindberg


Lately I’ve been looking for breakfast ideas that are higher in protein than my usual
Protein Pancakes from
Meme Inge's Living Well Kitchen
high-carb routine of cereal, granola, milk, and fruit. So I put on my Stetson, my boots, and my bandana, and I went out into the wilds of the internet, lassoing up some new breakfast ideas that go beyond the usual eggs and bacon, and avoid most (if not all) of the Top 8 allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish). I haven’t tried any of these recipes yet, but I’m a-fixin’ to give ‘em a whirl soon! If you try one, let us know how it worked for you!
  • Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash – Although Meme Inge’s Living Well Kitchen blog isn’t geared towards food allergies at all, but more towards healthy recipes in general, she actually has a few recipes that fit allergy needs and sound good, like this recipe for Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash. She tops it with a fried egg, but of course you can leave that off. Other than the egg, it’s free from the Top 8. 
  • Protein Pancakes – Here’s another one from Meme Inge. I love to make pancakes on the weekend, but I know I need to find healthier versions. So this one looks good, plus it packs more protein in than my usual recipe. It’s only free from 7 of the Top 8 (it uses cottage cheese, so it’s not suitable for milk allergies). I can’t wait to try the pumpkin variation next weekend! 
  • Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go – So what do you get when you cross a cookie with a cupcake? These! Another make-ahead, enjoy-all-week option, and you can make it free from the Top 8. 
  • Sausage-Flavored Breakfast Beans and Grits – Surprise! They don’t have any sausage. It just uses the herbs and spices usually found in sausage to flavor cannellini beans. She suggests cooking the beans in a crockpot overnight, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use canned beans and cut out that step. Anyway, she ladles the beans over grits in the morning, and voila! A savory breakfast that’s free from the Top 8, and it’s vegan, too.
  • Almost Instant Breakfast Quinoa – Now here’s something I hadn’t thought of. Instead of oatmeal or cream of wheat, try quinoa for breakfast! The recipe recommends making up a batch of quinoa the night before, so you can just microwave it with your choice of safe milk (rice, soy, etc.), sweeten it with some maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar, then top it with your favorite fruit, spices, etc. Of course the recipe recommends topping it with nuts and seeds to add more protein, but you can certainly leave those off, or use something like Sunbutter or soy butter if that works for you. 
  • Loaded Blueberry Muffins – These muffins are packed with blueberries, zucchini, and bananas, elevating them from “cupcake” to “health food” in my opinion! This recipe is gluten-free, as well as free from the Top 8. Bake up a batch on the weekend, then grab one and go on those weekday mornings! 
  • Breakfast Banana Pops – Okay, this is NOT a high-protein breakfast. But I just had to include this one because it looks so fun for kids! If you use a safe granola (like Enjoy Life Foods brand or your own recipe) and you have a safe yogurt you can use, freeze up some of these pops for a totally unique way to get your kids to eat their breakfast!  
    Breakfast Banana Pops from
    www.ChocolateCoveredKatie.com




Monday, September 22, 2014

Presenting Food Allergy Information to Teachers

By Kelley Lindberg


My son just entered high school this year. Talk about big changes for him – new responsibilities, new friends, new social events, new teachers, new principal… the list goes on and on.

There’s been a big change for me, too. My safety net of familiar teachers and administration has vanished. I have to start my “educating the educators” efforts all over again, with teachers who don’t already have an attachment to my son and who may not have had allergic kids in their classroom before (since he’s old enough that we always seem to be paving the way).

Fortunately, when I asked the vice principal if he thought I could present food allergy information to all the teachers at a staff meeting, he said it sounded like a good idea. He asked the principal, who also said it was a good idea. So last week, I found myself in front of about 25 teachers, trying to accomplish three things:
  1. Educate them about food allergies and how to keep all allergic kids (not just my son) safe.
  2. Keep from embarrassing my son.
  3. Keep them from thinking I am going to be one of those “trouble-making mothers.”

I think it worked. Even though I’ve given this presentation nearly every year to my son’s school, other schools, and even other organizations, I was still incredibly nervous. It’s nerve-wracking knowing that you could, with a single slip-up, sour your son’s teachers on him. Or worse, upset his burgeoning social life. But I was able to keep a sense of humor, answer a lot of questions, hopefully reassure them that they can handle a reaction if it happens, and get them thinking about ways to prevent contamination in their classrooms. Not only will this help my son, but it will lay groundwork for the growing number of allergy kids that will be coming along in the next few years.

As scary as it is, I highly recommend asking your school’s principal if you can “educate the educators” about food allergies, too. To help you out, here is a link to the handout I give to all the teachers and staff: School Staff Presentation. I just go over what’s on this handout, then answer any questions (there are always a lot!). Good luck. Just channel your mama bear (or papa bear), know that you’re helping your child as well as many other children, and feel the love from all the rest of us mama/papa bears out here in allergy-land!