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Halloween is a fun time for kids to get and receive treats, to help save their tummies and teeth I try to find healthy alternatives to send into my kids’ classes. Here are a few of my favorite non-candy Halloween treats.

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1. Frightful Fruit Kebabs via SheKnows

 2. GoGo Squeeze Mummy Pouches via the nerds wife

 3. Halloween Monster Mouths via Raining Hot Coupons

 4. Halloween Fruit Cups via Stockpiling Moms

5. Nature’s Candy Corn and Fruit Dip via Super Healthy Kids

6. Jack-O-Lantern Clementines via Don’t Waste the Crumbs

If your kids over indulge in too many sweet treats this Halloween, have some Kids Upset Tummy and Nausea Relief on hand to help ease their stomach discomfort.

With Halloween around the corner we wanted to round up some of our favorite Mom and Baby Halloween costumes.

Popcorn Vendor via This Place is Now a Home

Milk and Cookies via HGTV

Bank Robber and Money Bag via Coolest Homemade Costumes

Superheroes via Positively Splendid  

Owl in a Tree via Rookie Moms

Mom and Baby Aviator via Coolest Homemade Costumes

Pillsbury Doughboy via Costume Works 

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With Halloween right around the corner there are sure to be plenty of sweet treats in your child’s near future. From class parties to trunk-or-treating and trick-or-treating there will be a lot candy and the temptation to eat all of that candy. As both my siblings and my children have experienced first hand the consequences of eating too much candy are not fun.

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What Causes the Stomach Pain?

Your child may be experiencing pain after eating too much Halloween candy as a result of hypoglycemia (also know as a sugar hangover). After eating large amounts of sugar the body produces insulin to keep sugar levels down, but after the sugar levels fall the insulin is still around causing the hypoglycemia. Another reason for the discomfort could be gas.

Ways to Ease Stomach Pain

To help ease your child’s discomfort you can:

Ways to Prevent Stomach Pain

After all treats have been collected sit with your kids and sort through the candy and have them pick some favorites and set them aside in a baggy. Try to space out when they eat the candy over the next few days and get rid of the excess candy (well after you have a few pieces of course).

You can also make sure that your kids eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before eating candy.

Instead of throwing away the excess candy you can donate to troops, to find a donation location in your area click here.

 

If you think your baby might be colicky, the first thing to do is be sure she actually is. Though the condition’s origins are kind of fuzzy, colic’s symptoms are well defined: colic is characterized by crying in a baby that lasts longer than 3 hours a day. Usually, the crying begins at the same time each day, and has to do with indigestion. While the behavior can be a great stressor on babies and parents alike, there are a few things you can do to get through your baby’s colicky phase.


Avoid Possible Triggers
Pay attention to your baby’s behavior, and try to figure out if anything in particular triggers colicky fits. The wrong formula could set some babies off. The mother’s diet can, too, if the baby is breastfeeding: stimulants and dairy products in particular can spark allergic reactions in infants. Two other possible colic triggers are overfeeding and medicine passed to the baby through breast milk. To see if any of these are the culprit, try switching baby formulas, your own diet, and the amount of milk your baby takes in during one feeding. Make sure to ask your doctor if any medications you’re taking could be upsetting your infant.


Give Your Baby Gripe Water
Gripe Water may help reduce your baby’s discomfort. It’s an all-natural supplement that both provides relief from gas and helps reduce fussiness. Pediatrician-recommended, Gripe Water contains no gluten, starch, or dairy, and is 100% vegetarian and vegan. It does contain organic ginger and fennel, two ingredients that can soothe the digestive system.


Try Sound and Motion
Movement and soft noise may help calm colicky babies down. Gently carrying your baby around, sitting with him in a rocking chair, or pushing him in a stroller can all help. Likewise, benign and consistent sounds—from sources like white-noise machines, fans, or dryers—may also comfort colic-stricken infants.


Use Sleep Patterns
Don’t forget an often-overlooked tactic in the fight against colic: making sure your baby has a consistent bedtime. Though babies aren’t likely to put up with an overly constrictive sleeping routine, putting them in a dark, soothing room at the same time every night can create a calming routine. Overly long naps—lasting longer than three hours—during the day can disrupt sleep at night, so consider cutting back on your baby’s nap time to improve her overall quality of rest.


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Remain Calm
Though it can be a challenge, one of the best ways to calm your baby down and get through colicky fits is to stay calm yourself. Babies mimic their parents’ moods, and a parent’s stress can exacerbate a baby’s. So make sure you get enough rest to keep yourself in good spirits. Consider recruiting a sitter or family member to watch the baby for awhile, giving yourself a break. Even stepping away for just a few minutes can help both you and your baby. And any time you’re feeling truly overwhelmed, just remember that all babies get over colic eventually, usually by 4 months of age.