Starting this week you may start to see goblins and ghouls roaming the streets. We would everyone have a fun, happy and safe time. Below are a few tips from American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective
  • Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin


  • 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
  • Wet leaves or snow should be swept from sidewalks and steps


  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats
  • Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils

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