While it is fun for little ones to run from house to house and collect all kinds of sweet treats, the sugary snacks can wreak havoc on their oral health. When you want to celebrate Halloween while protecting children’s teeth from sugar, it’s time to get creative about what you hand out to the goblins and ghosts that knock on your door.
Stickers and Tattoos are Fun
Children love to get stickers or tattoos that they can use once they get home from trick-or-treating. You can find all kinds of fun stickers to share with the small visitors that come to your home for a treat.
If you are concerned about giving out sweet treats this Halloween, choose to hand out a non-food item instead. Parents of children who have allergies will appreciate the gesture, and you will be protecting children’s teeth at the same time.
Bubbles or Small Party Toys
Check out a party supply store, and you will discover that you can find all types of small party toys or bubbles to hand out this Halloween instead of candy. Spider rings are popular, as well as tiny animals to play with. As long as you provide children with something they enjoy, they aren’t going to complain that they didn’t get candy.
The Healthy Approach
If you are looking for healthier snacks to hand out on Halloween, you can try apples, clementines, and small bags of pretzels. Give the children who visit your home a choice when it comes to the treat they receive. With all the sugary snacks they are receiving as they scour the neighborhood, they might appreciate something lighter and more refreshing.
When you have your own children out in costumes collecting candy, don’t be afraid to stop them from eating everything they collect. Before bed, make sure their teeth are brushed thoroughly. When you focus on good oral hygiene throughout the year, nothing should be different just because it is Halloween. You can still have your children enjoy the holiday without loading up on sweets.
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