Oct 22, 2014

Snickers and Candy Corn are not good options for babies and toddlers, but when we get home from trick-or-treating of course that's what our babies have in their buckets. We want the little ones to safely join in the fun. So, here are five ways to share the ghoulish holiday spirit with babies and toddlers.

 

 

 

 

1. Cherrios and puffed rice are tried and true go-to treats for babies. Why mess with a good thing? We know they love them! Buy a fun and festive container from the craft store and fill it with Cherrios or puffed rice. Voila! Baby has a trustworthy treat with a twist of fun for Halloween. 

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2. Ages and stages baby food is an easy way to introduce Halloween to babies. Many of the containers are clear plastic. All you need is an orange-colored food like, carrots, Mandarin oranges, squash, etc... Then take a sharpie and have a blast making it into a jack-o-lantern or anything you want! 

 

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Another guaranteed young person food pleaser are Gold Fish Crackers. For these, create fun baggies. These are great for handing out to young ones who trick-or-treat at your door. This works for any kind of cereal for older toddlers who can handle a little more sugar in their basket.  

 

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Make your own Popsicles! These are fun and, like the one pictured, can make a great healthy alternative to an otherwise forbidden treat for young ones. Candy Corn is choking hazard for young children. Just layer yogurt, orange juice, and pineapple juice to great a better "candy corn" treat.
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For really small babies, teething biscuits are a great option. Little ones will enjoy the treat and playing with mom. Don't overdo it just yet. They will have their fun in a year or two. Have fun with infant costumes with your infant. If you need ideas we have a few posted here.

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a writer and mother of two.

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