Striking the balance between kids enjoying Halloween with all the feast of sweets available and ensuring their little tummies don't suffer, is no mean feat. From too much sugar to bloating and erratic behaviour, as a parent you have a lot to manage to ensure your little ones remain healthy.
Kids love Halloween – walking the streets, knocking on doors, scaring the neighbours and most of all collecting and eating as many sweets as they can…and parents and those handing out the ‘treats’ are susceptible to temptation too.
If you are sitting waiting for the Trick or Treaters with a big bowl of sweets in front of you, the chance of snacking on one or 10 is high. And once the little ones are in bed, the temptation to devour your favourites from the bucket is almost impossible to resist.
And all that sugar will have an effect on little (and big) tummies, providing food for the not-so-friendly bacteria and potentially contributing to gas, bloating, imbalanced digestion and other tummy troubles for some time after Halloween.