- A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
- Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
- Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
- Try to ration treats for the days following Halloween.
Most importantly, be safe and have fun! For more information on keeping your kids healthy now and during the upcoming holidays, call Dr. Siddiqui at LEMS Pediatrics at 672-2000.