So it’s Halloween on Thursday. Have you got your sweets ready for the kids that are gonna come round? Around where I live, it feels like there are bus loads of kids that come by and we usually give away about a bucket of lollies.
As a dentist and a parent it’s hard to rationalise the amount of lollies and sweets the kids are going to eat. We normally limit our kids to 3 sweets a day. However I don’t want to deny them the Halloween experience. And I prefer that to having them sneak the sweets in their bed or at a time when I can’t monitor them.
- – tell them to choose their 10 favourite lollies
- – limit the amount of lollies they are allowed to have
- – eat the lollies as a dessert after a meal
- – avoid the harder or stickier lollies
- – get them to drink some water after eating the lollies
- – make sure they brush twice a day with appropriate toothpaste
- – get disclosing tablets if you want to check their brushing
- – xylitol lollies
- – sugar free gum
- – small bottles of bubbles
- – Halloween tattoos or stickers, pencils or erasers
- – monster teeth or vampire fangs