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SAFE TRICK OR TREATING TIPS
Makeup should be chosen over masks, because masks can limit vision. Safe costumes will be flame retardant, light in color or have strips of reflective tape on them. Carrying a flashlight is a good idea as well. Trick or treat only in familiar neighborhoods. Young children should be accompanied by an adult, and no child should go out alone. All children should have a nametag under their costume with their phone number on it. An easy way to do this is place a strip of masking tape under their collar with information in black permanent marker. Your child should know where it is, in case it is needed! Before eating ALL treats should be inspected by an adult. Check all treats for signs of tampering. Throw away all unwrapped candy, or homemade treats, unless you know the person personally that gave it to them.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|