Halloween is the one time kids get to go crazy on candy. But be careful with certain types, especially if you’ve got a toddler running around.
Someone talked to a pediatrician to find out which Halloween treats are and AREN’T okay for really young kids. Specifically, kids under four.
They started with a list of 25 popular Halloween candies and snacks. And 15 of them should NOT be given to kids that young because they’re CHOKING hazards.
It’s not all-inclusive, but here are the 15 candies they say to avoid: M&M’s . . . Peanut M&M’s . . . Reese’s Pieces . . . Twizzlers . . . gummy bears . . . Skittles . . . Milk Duds . . . Whoppers . . . jawbreakers . . . Blow Pops . . . Tootsie Pops . . . Jolly Ranchers . . . Sour Patch Kids . . . Hot Tamales . . . and candy corn.
In general, kids are less likely to choke on something if they have to take a bite out of it. And chocolate candy is good, because it melts away and shrinks.
Here are 10 treats that are safer for kids under four: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Twix . . . Snickers . . . Kit Kats . . . Butterfingers . . . Hershey bars . . . Milky Ways . . . animal crackers . . . cookies in general . . . and cupcakes.