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D.W. and the Tibble Twins play in the sandbox.
Know what to do at home and at a friend's house.

Precautions should be taken to prevent exposure to peanuts in your home and when your child visits friends.

  • Be sure that no food containing peanuts or any peanut product is served.
  • Remember that food can be easily contaminated. For instance, if a knife that has been used to spread peanut butter is then dipped in a jar of jelly, that jelly is no longer safe.
  • If peanut butter or peanuts have been eaten recently, clean tabletops and counters with soap and water.
  • If there are young children who may have wandered around the house with peanut butter on their hands, clean their toys and other surfaces they may have touched.
  • Don't share cups, water bottles, or toothbrushes.
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