We welcome one of our stockists: Lisa from Happy Tummies with her Easter tips!
With Easter fast approaching parents of kids with allergies start to worry about what they can give their kids for Easter, especially parents who have not done it before . It gets particularly hard for kids who can’t have chocolate. We don’t want our kids to feel left out and it is quite easy with a little bit of planning to make the day special for them. Just make sure you’re prepared with school age kids for all of those Easter eggs at school too!
Here are some of the things we do for our children:
- Look for dairy, gluten and nut free chocolate alternatives like Sweet William, Kinnerton and Moo Free
- Make your own chocolate eggs or treats using a safe chocolate. You can buy a wide variety of inexpensive moulds at kitchen shops or on line
- It doesn’t have to be chocolate – make or buy some healthy treats and wrap in Easter cellophane and tie with ribbons. You could even use Easter moulds so it is still Easter themed. Another idea is to bake safe Easter biscuits or cupcakes
- If your kids are on a really restricted diet get some empty plastic eggs and fill them with a small toy. You can hide them around the house for a hunt
- Think about books for young kids – many Easter books are available at this time
- Other non food inexpensive Easter gifts include Easter hairclips, soaps, bath bombs, stickers, bunny ears, soft toys, cups and plates etc. There is an abundance of these available at this time of year
- Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family to not exchange chocolate eggs this year. In our experience, most friends and family are relieved that they don’t have to worry about what to do
For a great range of food, books and kitchen ware please visit our website happytummies.com.au
Have a happy and relaxing Easter!