Halloween safety for kids, parents and homeowners

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It’s that time of the year when we need to remember Halloween safety. Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for all our kids. These safety tips for parents, children and homeowners will help keep everyone safe and happy this Halloween. If you know someone that can use this pass it on.

For parents:

1. Do not use masks. Masks make it hard for children to see what’s around them, including cars. Try a hypoallergenic (less likely to cause an allergic reaction), non-toxic make-up kit instead.  

2. Make or buy costumes in light-colored material. Place strips of reflective tape on the back and front, so that drivers can better see your child.  

3. Costumes should fit properly to prevent trips and falls. Avoid items such as oversized shoes, high heels, long dresses or capes.  

4. Put your child’s name, address and phone number on his costume.  

5. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult for trick or treating.  

6. By the age of 10, some children are ready to go trick-or-treating with a group of friends.  

If your child is going out without an adult: 

1. Make sure your child is in a group of at least 3 people.  

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