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What kind of Easter Candy (besides chocolate) can I get for a child with braces?

I bought a bunch of candy for my kids Easter baskets and just realized my daughter, who just got braces (this week) can't eat at least half of this stuff. She can eat the chocolate but not the jelly beans, gummy bunnies, peeps and some of the other things I put in their baskets. I want to replace some of it with things she can have but other than chocolate I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:39 PM on Mar. 31, 2010 in Holidays

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  • My son (who also just got braces) is having Peeps, Pixie stix, fun dip, and chocolates. The orthodontist said those things are okay but he HAS to brush his teeth especially after eating super sticky sugary foods like the peeps. So long nas she brushes her teeth after eating the peeps, she should be just fine.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 11:29 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • Hmm good question! Maybe lollipops, ring pops, or pixie sticks? Any candy that can be licked and but not chewed lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • sweet tarts,suckers,fun dips...gosh I can't really think of anything else,lol..she'll just have my dream Easter basket...filled with all chocolate!lol

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:46 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • The peeps should be fine, because they're soft and not very sticky, but hard candies of all kinds are a problem because biting them can rip the braces off their teeth. Pixie straws are a good idea.

    Answer by LindaClement at 2:29 PM on Mar. 31, 2010