Talk to Your Child About Allergies
Your child needs to know what his or her allergies are, and how to avoid the triggers. If he or she has food allergies, make sure your child understands not to share food, utensils, or containers, and that washing hands before and after eating is important to not be exposed to the allergens.
If your child is allergic to insect stings, make sure he or she knows to wear long sleeves, pants, and closed shoes when outside. Your child should try to eat indoors when possible, and if eating outside to use a straw so as not to swallow any insects if they are in any drinks.
Children with allergies should also be instructed to tell an adult immediately if they think they may have ingested an allergen, or been stung by an insect.