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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fun asthma books


Taking Asthma to School (from Amazon)

I'm always looking for fun things for kids who have allergies and asthma. I found a LOT of books on Amazon about allergies and asthma. There are other places that sell these books too, so do your own search and see who has the best prices.

Here's another one, The Day Jake Lost His Breath



Here's another one, The Lion Who Had Asthma



They also sell books about food allergies, this one is Taking Food Allergies to School





Another one I found is Allie the Allergic Elephant

 In fact, there's a whole section on books about allergies and asthma.

If you are REALLY worried about sending your child with allergies and asthma to school (who isn't??!!), you can also order different latex free wristbands for your kids to wear at school.

Here is one from Amazon for tree nut allergies, I wish they had this when my son was younger. He's in college now, but when he was younger, I worried all the time about him eating something that had tree nuts in it. He has had reactions from eating cookies made on the same assembly line as another food that had tree nuts in it. Sigh. Why can't we just be normal?

I know that reading labels and checking all the food we eat can be a chore. I am allergic to seafood and am always careful to check my food before I eat it. I always ask if there is seafood in a dish, I'm surprised at the foods I thought were "safe" to eat, only to find out there is seafood in it. Once I was at a catered dinner with a BBQ theme and was shocked to see shrimp in the baked beans. Why would you add shrimp to baked beans??!! AND that was after I had sent an RSVP for the dinner and listed seafood as an food allergy.


Amazon also has many other allergy wristbands for peanut, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish, gluten, latex and multiple food allergies.

There are so many fun books and wristbands for kids with food allergies and asthma. You can do your own search online and you may find some other fun things for your kids.

Even though it's the middle of summer, school will be starting before we know it. Talk to your school nurse and make sure your child has their Asthma Action Plan filled out. And talk to your child's teacher about your child's allergies and asthma. 

Maybe the teacher would let you bring in an allergy and asthma book and read it to the other kids in the class during story time. It could help the other kids to know how to protect your child from being exposed to allergies or to get help if your child is having an asthma attack.

Kids are capable of doing great things, sometimes they surprise us! 

 


7 comments:

  1. I also saw one funny book for children about asthma. It is written in Polish language. It is about caterpillar, which is suffering from allergy :) I don't know if it is translated to English, probably not.
    As I said one time: Asthmatics of All World - Unite!

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    1. Hey - whatever can help kids understand about asthma is great!!

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  2. Hi,

    Do you think you could add this book to the list?
    www.amazon.com/Storybook-Illustrated-Guide-Asthma-Breath-ebook/dp/B00LG3CPIK/

    It reached #1 in its category during the KDP select promotion and I'd love to share it with your readers!

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    1. Looks like a great book. I'll see if I can figure out how to edit the post and add it.

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  3. (Although it came out as a jpg instead of a link. I'd also recommend for your blog to make it an amazon affiliate link so you get a % of the sales you recommend. You can delete this comment if you want later but just wanted to inform you of how some people monetize the blog if you didn't know it, since I didn't see an affiliate link the for the amazon products!)
    Thanks again though :)

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    1. I didn't know I could do that! Cool stuff, thanks!

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