Oh gosh folks… there is no TOO YOUNG if you ask me.
Having been a Parent I can tell you it is FABULOUS FUN to take your baby (especially your first born) out Trick or Treating…
And they have the most adorable outfits for little ones…
NEW Parents get a HUGE kick out of it…
(and so do the neighbours)
Of course when Baby # 2 comes around, someone is out with the other children, so you might as well push the pram anyhow.
As far as Candy went, no matter how old the kid… infant to teen, we still had a rule NO EATING until you get home and dump the loot out for Mom & Dad to go thru.
We’d usually throw out all the Peanuts & Apples, and any other “fresh” items if we didn’t 100% know where they came from (had a GF who used to give the kids she knew special loot bags with home baked cookies in them etc… BUT I knew where they came from… and to make sure, she always would remind the kids, and also put a “gift tag” on the loot bag… Happy Hallowe’en from Mrs ___”)
The rest of the stuff was sorted out… and then given out over a longer period of time… so not all the junk food at once.
IF there was a really little one in our crew out for the first time (infant, 1 or 2) yes there was a very high chance that Mom & Dad was going to get the “junk”… lol, infact we’d often make “exchanges” so that there were healthier options.
Honestly, the little kids didn’t know the difference… only time they start to really notice what is what is around 4th Grade. Lol, from then on, you have to keep an eye out… and be more vigilant about how much junk they can have at any one time / day.
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PS… Lol forget the Babies being an excuse for Adults to go out… you should see the number of folks who walk around now with their Dogs dressed up. Now they tend to also have kids in tow, so I’ve never actually seen a dog owner (without kids) ring door bells but I don’t expect it is far off if it isn’t a trend some places already
Dog treats anyone ??