Fill Easter baskets with safe treats

Published On: Jan 19 2012 12:23:20 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 15 2013 11:05:50 AM EDT

Spring is here, and with it comes Easter -- a great reason to fill homes with fresh colors and whimsical accents in anticipation of a visit from everyone's favorite bunny.

Colorful eggs, chocolate rabbits, and marshmallow chicks are tempting to all and irresistible to kids –- but they're not always safe.

Krista Fabregas, the founder of KidSmartLiving, offers these tips to make family Easter activities fun and worry-free.

Kid-Smart Easter Treats

Some Easter goodies present choking hazards to children under 3, including jellybeans, small wrapped chocolate eggs and marshmallow shapes. Instead, treat little ones to iced animal crackers, shaped sugar cookies with colorful sprinkles, and large chocolate figures. Many chocolate products contain trace amounts of peanuts, so it's best to avoid these around children with food allergies.

Easter Candy Trivia

The following facts are from the National Confectioners Association: