It's very exciting to celebrate the holidays with your baby, but you need to watch out for some surprising holiday...
It's very exciting to celebrate the holidays with your baby, but you need to watch out for some surprising holiday allergy triggers.

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Scented candles, potpourri, incense, and holiday air fresheners - all of the former can trigger allergies in sensitive babes. Many are scented with toxic chemical fragrances too which contributes to poor air quality and also maximizes the possibility that your baby will experience an allergic reaction. Make sure that you use safer versions of these products like organic soy candles vs. wax candles and natural holiday air fresheners and use one at a time as even natural options may trigger a reaction. Holiday treats - many holiday treats may contain possible allergens like nuts, dairy, eggs and wheat. Many allergens can be very well hidden in cookies, eggnog, pudding, and more, so know your little one's triggers and ask what people are cooking with. If you're not sure it's better to skip the treat. Christmas decorations - seemingly harmless fake trees, ornaments, lights, tinsel and more can be covered in dust and grime that could make your baby sick. To make sure you're not spreading dirt with your holiday joy, clean all decor items before placing the around the house. Also, to avoid the situation altogether, store holiday goods in an air-tight plastic container once the holidays are over.

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