It’s always fun for children to go trick-or-treating. However, in today’s society, even though it is sad, there are those crazy people that don’t tend to think anything of putting harmful substances in the candy or other treats that they give out for Halloween. This means that as a parent, it is important for you to know how to check Halloween candy. Some children will readily agreeing to checking Halloween candy, but there will be others that do not want this to happen.
Follow this guide so you are able to check Halloween candy.
You will need the following items:
Your child’s or children’s Halloween candy after they go trick-or-treating
A trash can
Candy that you bought at the store (optional)
First of all, do not let your children eat any candy before you get home. Make sure all candy from trick-or-treating is kept in the bag, bucket, pail, or other container used for holding the candy. If children are tempted to eat Halloween candy, let them take some candy that you have at home in a separate bag so they know what candy is okay to eat and eat some of that candy instead.
Many communities have a special trick-or-treat or even trunk-or-treat event where children can get candy. It is more likely that the candy will be safer from these events since they are usually at churches, malls, or police stations. However, it is still a good idea to check the candy from these events because people may tamper with the candies and the host may never know.
Once you get home, have your children dump the candy on a table, plate, or other surface where it is okay to have the candy sitting. Starting checking Halloween candy by sorting through it and throwing out any candies that are not in the wrapper. Continue by looking at the separate pieces of candy and throwing out any of the candies that have any tears or holes in the wrappers.
If there are any homemade treats, do not keep them unless you are certain that you know the person who made the treats and that they will be safe. Also, make sure to thoroughly inspect any fruits. Do not keep any that are rotten or are missing any of the peel. Especially do not keep boxes of raisins as these are easy targets for tampering and difficult to inspect.
Some local hospitals X-ray Halloween candy, so if you are still afraid that there may be something wrong after checking Halloween candy, call your local hospitals to find out if they x-ray Halloween candy.
If your children are not going to mind having different candy from the candy that they got while trick-or-treating, make it much easier than having to check Halloween candy. Simply buy some candy. Then, once the children get home, throw out the candy from trick-or-treating and replace it with candy that you bought from the store and you won’t have to worry.
Greencard Pictures, How To Check Your Kids’ Halloween Candy, Howcast