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Halloween Safety Tips

Kids love Halloween! And why wouldn’t they with all the magic in the air, spooky costumes and tons of candy.

But lots of kids also get hurt on Halloween, some when trick-or-treating in the dark, others from eating candy that they are allergic to.

To help ensure a safe Halloween for everyone, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a list of guidelines. They advise on how your kids should wear their costumes and masks so they don’t trip and fall and are visible to passing cars; how to carve pumpkins safely; how to keep your home well lighted and free of obstacles so trick-or-treaters don’t stumble and fall; ensuring that kids have a parent or a responsible adult accompany them on their rounds; provide your kids with a nutritious meal before they fill up on Halloween treats; inspect Halloween candy before allowing your children to eat it; and much more.

Best wishes to all for a happy and safe Halloween this year!

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