Making Halloween Safe For Your Kids

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OK parents, Halloween is almost here which means you will have a ton of fun making lots of silly and spooky memories with your children but you also need to take the extra steps to ensure that your children are safe during the holiday festivities.

The Costume- Make sure that your child is comfortable in their costume. Make sure they are wearing layers underneath it if it is cold outside and make sure that there is something reflective on it so that they can be seen in the dark by driving cars. If the costume has a cape, ensure that it is short enough so your child or another child walking behind them doesn't step on it and cause your child to fall.

Candy- In the eyes of your children the best part about the whole Halloween night of trick-or-treating is of course the candy. When you get back to your own home inspect the candy. If candy looks like it has been opened or tampered with, immediately throw it away. If your child is young dispose of hard candy that could make your child choke. It is best to give your child a few pieces of candy that night and then take the rest away and use it to reinforce good behavior or for an after dinner snack.

The Neighborhood- Only allow your child to go trick-or-treating with friends that you trust and in areas that you know are safe. The last thing you want is for your child to get lost in a neighborhood they are unfamiliar with on Halloween night.

Halloween can be a wonderful time for families to laugh, have fun and be spooky just make sure that your children are safe at all times.

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