Despite Groupon's recent failed attempt at tongue-in-cheek humor concerning kids with peanut allergies, parents of tots with severe, sometimes life-threatening allergies to certain foods know there's nothing funny about a toddler's throat closing up.
According to FAAN, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, over 15 million people in the US have food allergies. Two percent of the population is allergic to peanuts and nuts — almost all having experienced onset as toddlers. At an age when they're too young to fully understand or communicate the nature of their allergies, playgrounds, snacktimes, family picnics, and other generally fun-filled events can feel like a dangerous minefield for concerned parents.
Keep reading for a selection of products designed to help keep tots safe — and ease mama's worries (at least a little).