October 31st is Halloween ...a fun tradition that children look forward to but, the excitement of the night can cause children to forget about being careful. The major dangers are not from witches or spirits but from falls, pedestrian/car crashes, and malicious acts of poisoning.
Accidents can be caused by unsafe costumes, cars, and poisoning. Keeping your child safe will ensure your family's safety and fun.
If you live in a neighborhood where trick or treating is not possible, find an alternative. Consider having a Halloween party or have your child attend another child's party. Plan Halloween themed games, show a movie, make little baskets of candy for each child to take home, have a candy hunt where you hide candy around the house. Check local schools or churches … some have Halloween activities for kids.
If your child is going to trick or treat, a safe place to trick or treat is in a shopping mall. Many malls have stores that hand out candy to children in costume on Halloween. Call and check for the date 2 weeks ahead of time, occasionally they will have it on the nearest weekend if Halloween falls on a weekday.
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