Halloween candy tips for children

Tips on Candy at Halloween for children

I do not recommend giving your baby candy. Actually, I don’t recommend giving your toddler candy either, however, I do understand that it might be considered a “special occasion” and so I’ll offer you a few candy safety tips as well as some alternative treats!

halloween candy safety tips

Halloween candy safety tips & ideas

Here’s a few bad ideas for your baby or toddler:

  • Hard candy is out of the question. I would not even give a lollipop as a toddler can bite a piece of the lollipop off and it can become a hazard.
  • Gum is also not a good idea. Getting gum out of hair is not fun. . .and that’s where it will most likely end up not to mention that it is also a choking hazard.

Here are some good ideas for Halloween candy:

  • Soft candy – like a Hershey’s chocolate bar or better yet, M & M’s do not pose a choking hazard.
  • Cookies -not nutritionally more sound, but if your toddler is eating solid foods well, cookies pose no choking hazard at all.
  • Chocolate milk in a box -These little nifty boxes have been through a process called ultra-pasteurization and don’t need to be refrigerated.
  • Raisins -Healthier alternative and easy to munch on.
  • Juice Boxes – Sure the kids have had these before but at least they’re healthy.  Feel free to add Halloween stickers on them to make them fit the season.

Hope you have a sugar filled and cavity free Happy Halloween!  If you want to give out Halloween alternatives to candy then check out Family Education’s website here.

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