Thank goodness for allergy parents like me that allergy-free products are getting more and more popular and easier to find! My little guy has egg, peanut and tree nut allergies, but I know an awful lot of Moms who have to deal with the dreaded gluten allergy or celiac disease.
Gluten is so sneaky, and it really pops up in some unsuspected places. It’s in wheat, barley and rye as food sources, but gluten is also used in vitamins and herbal supplements, prescription meds, gum (that flour-like substance on the outside of a piece!), in paint, and even Play-Doh. Even the adhesive on stamps and envelopes could be a culprit! Imagine a Mom (or Dad) combing the grocery and toy store aisles to find products that their kids can eat safely.
I certainly don’t have an extensive list, but here are a few gluten-free products that will help ease your shopping a little. I’d love to hear of more if you have some to submit. I can definitely update the list! A big thank you to Allergic Living Magazine for this great info. You can find them at www.allergicliving.com.
Toast-It Bags (help keep your gluten-free bread from getting contaminated while in the toaster) www.toastitbags.com
Afterglow Cosmetics www.afterglowcosmetics.com
Gluten-Free Savonnerie (Soap) www.gfsoap.com
Play Dough and Paints www.bluedominoes.com
Sandylion Sticker Designs www.sandylion.com
Mrs. Grossman’s Stickers www.mrsgrossmans.com
Elmer’s Glue (all products are gluten-free except the finger paints!) www.elmers.com