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4 Quick Halloween Safety Tips

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Costume Safety


  • Check labels to see that all costumes and accessories are flame-resistant. (This goes for wigs, masks, and beards, too.)
  •  Put strips of reflective tape on the front and back of costumes to make them more visible to drivers.
  • Make sure all facepaints, glues, and glitters are nontoxic. Do a spot test a day in advance — your child may be allergic!
  • Your child's costume shouldn't drag on the ground — it's too easy to trip over. Shoes should be well-fitting and sturdy. (Mom's high heels or giant clown shoes are not a good idea for safe walking!)
  • Don't allow children to carry sharp objects. Swords, knives, and any other accessories should be made of soft, flexible material.
  • If your child wears a mask, make sure it fits securely and has eyeholes large enough so that he can see.
  • Make sure that goody bags are light-colored for easy visibility. Decorate them with reflective tape (you can find it in hardware, bicycle, or sporting goods stores).

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