Halloween is 4 Saturdays away. I have seen decorations in the store since early September and I bought the good candy that I personally liked (40% off thanks to Target) before October even begun. I honestly have to say that my kids are good with candy. They do not stuff their faces as if they will never have candy ever again in their lifetime. Over the years, we can have Halloween candy around until the following Halloween next year. I am very grateful for that as I know that is not always the case when it comes to kids. One thing I have always stressed with my kids is eating healthy and having a balance and so far there has not been a lot of push back on that.
With the past few years, the focus on just candy being available on Halloween has been changing. The alternative is no longer an apple, a box of raisins or a toothbrush, which by the way my kids would think is cool especially if it had a cool character. So, it may not be a bad idea depending on the child. If you are looking for something more healthy here are some alternatives:
If your child has food allergies and new initiation is starting to pick up speed is The Teal Pumpkin Project™.
In 2014, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) launched as a national campaign called the Teal Pumpkin Project™ to raise awareness of food allergies and acceptance of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. To learn about the this initiative check out the Food & Allergy site and to take the pledge.
If have any suggestions on other alternatives let us know and comment below.
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Wife and mother of twins. Founder of Pride & Joy Baby Planners and The Expecting Mamas Network.