The combination of outdoor egg hunts and Easter baskets filled with allergens can make this Spring holiday stressful for parents of kids with allergies and asthma. We’re sharing tips for building an allergy-friendly Easter basket and ensuring the egg hunt is happy and healthy instead of sneezy and wheezy.
Allergy-Friendly Easter Egg Basket Ideas
- Cool and Crafty: The best gifts are ones that keep the kiddos busy and tap into their creative side! Stuff your Easter baskets with stickers, coloring books, and sidewalk chalk and watch their inner artist bloom.
- Practical Makes Perfect: Use your Easter Basket to sneak in some fun but practical goodies. Think things like a colorful water bottle, fun patterned socks, or some pastel sunglasses.
- Egg-cellent Packaging: Avoid dyeing and using real eggs. Instead, consider reusable, Earth-friendly and allergen free alternatives:
- Thoughtful Treats: You can still slip in some classic candy with these allergy friendly treats.
- YumEarth Organic Giggles – Chewy, fruity, allergy-friendly-perfection with a mix of flavors including green apple, lemon, orange, strawberry, and grape.
- Amanda’s Own Chocolate Flower Bag – Decorative bag filled with six oval shaped chocolates featuring beautiful spring flowers.
- Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans – 41 flavors of delicious unbeatable quality in a variety of colors.
Keep an Allergy Attack from Ruining Your Easter Egg Hunt
Springtime can be a challenging time to hang outside in the Midwest if you suffer from allergies or asthma. Here are five simple tips to ensure your time outdoors is as enjoyable as possible.
- Know the Pollen Potency: If you’re hosting the egg hunt, check the pollen count before deciding whether to have your egg hunt outside or inside.
- Pick Your Hiding Spots Carefully: Don’t hide Easter eggs in places where there are major allergy hazards. Avoid overgrown foliage and excessively grassy areas.
- Beware of Furry Friends: Dander and saliva from dogs, cats, and yes, even those cute little Easter bunnies, can cause allergic reactions.
- Always be Prepared: If you suffer from asthma or allergies, be sure to have your inhaler or EpiPen on hand.
- So Fresh and So Clean: When you’re done outside, take a shower and change your clothes.
If you’re struggling to control your asthma or allergy symptoms, make an appointment with us today!