Dealing with fall allergies can be rough, especially when it’s your kids who have them. There are a few triggers that get the ball rolling, things like ragweed or mold. Don’t forget our friends, the dust mites. There is no real cure but you can ease the symptoms for your little one.

1. Reduce or eliminate exposure: During the allergy season, keep the windows shut. This will help keep outdoor allergens out of the house.

12. Have your child wash their hands if they play outside: This will get rid of at least some allergens that are brought inside.

3. Kids/teens with allergies shouldn’t mow lawns: I know this one seems a bit silly but mowing lawns will kick up the mold spores and pollen.

4. Use medicine as needed: Medicine can help take down allergy symptoms. Talk to your doctor to see what they recommend for your child.

5. Plan outdoor activities for the morning: Weed pollen is at its highest during the lunch time or mid afternoon.

6. Don’t let your child play in wet or dead leaves: This is molds favorite fall playground. It grows best in wet places like piles of leaves.

7. Keep up with pollen and mold counts: These are often on the news or you can look it up online. Keep your child inside when the levels are high.

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.