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Have fun and stay safe this Halloween

If you’re taking your little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating this Halloween, it’s important to remember to be safe while also having as much sugar-infused fun as possible!halloween_safety

Many organizations compile lists of safety tips, and below you can find some of our favorites.

Safe Kids Worldwide recommends the following:

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Here are a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves or snow should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

And for those of you without little ghosts and goblins this year, popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during that time.

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