KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) Halloween's just around the corner, and while kids focus on sweet treats, parents' primary concern is health and safety.
Cooler weather and hours spent outside can raise risks for cold and flu or ear, nose and throat illnesses.
A hat is a great way to keep kids warm. Find one that's lightweight to fit under a Halloween costume. Ear flaps are a good way to keep baby's ears and head warm. Look for organic fabrics for kids with sensitive skin.
Kids with food allergies are at a higher risk during Halloween. Outfit your child with a Hope Paige bracelet that alerts people of nut and dairy allergies.
Limit candy consumption by subbing out chewable supplements. It's great for little immune systems while kids run around in the cold.
Steer off colds by reaching for a natural, homeopathic spray that contains zinc or honey at the first sign of a sore throat or cough.
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