Halloween Safety

Halloween is coming, and all the little ghosts and goblins are getting excited to trick or treat, show off their costumes, and decorate for the season!  Here are some great tips for celebrating safely.

Choose costumes that incorporate bright colors.  If your little vampire simply must have a black cloak, there are lots of great options for reflective tape and bracelets, glow sticks, and clip on lights.  Skip masks, as they can obstruct vision, and instead use face paints and makeup. Costumes should also fit well to minimize tripping.

If your kids want to decorate pumpkins, but handing them a knife doesn't sound like a good plan, try paints or markers, pipe cleaners, or stickers.  Get creative!

Here are some links for more great Halloween safety tips:

http://www.safekids.org/halloween

http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

http://kids.usa.gov/articles/halloween/index.shtml

http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-...

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