While children in Connecticut get ready to trick-or-treat this Saturday, kids with allergies collecting candy can end up being a big disappointment when those goodies aren't safe to eat.
A parent in New Britain took matters into their own hands to ensure a healthy and happy Halloween for their little one.
That person wanted to get the word out that their son has a severe allergy and to keep him in mind when dishing out candy this Halloween.
“That's a really good idea,” Francine Pawlikowski, of New Britain, said. “Kids are allergic to so many things.”
The parent posted orange signs on utility poles in the area of Victoria Road, Harrison Street and Ten Acre Road.
“I walked down the street and saw what it had said, and I thought it was a really good idea,” Pawlikowski said.
When Eyewitness News headed to the neighborhood, they already been ripped down.
The sign explains that the boy is often upset when he comes home on Halloween with a bag full of candy that he can't enjoy.
The parent listed off a few ideas of dairy, gluten and nut free treats that any child can enjoy such as Smarties or Life Savers.
“Every parent needs to be very, very aware of what their child is putting in that bag,” Pawlikowski said. “And what that child is taking out of that bag. Every parent, whether they're allergic or they're not allergic.
While some people we talked to say they found the sign to be a little pushy, most people thought it served as a good reminder.
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