8 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe On Halloween

October 31, 2014 4:15 PM

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1. Make sure costumes are safe. For example, costumes should be fire retardant, and makeup should be non-toxic so it doesn't cause skin irritation or rashes. Children should be able to see and breathe through masks without obstruction, so eyeholes should be at least two times bigger than your child’s eyes. Knives or swords should not be pointy; they should be made out of cardboard or other flexible materials.

2. Light them up. Twice as many kids get hit by cars on Halloween than any other night of the year so consider placing reflective material on your child’s costumes so cars can easily spot them. They should also use flash lights or glow sticks to see where they’re going if they’re in a dark neighborh...

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