Book Suggestion: Jerry Seinfeld’s Halloween

Halloween

Halloween, by Jerry Seinfeld is a great Halloween story. Buy it today, or borrow it from your local library.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Pumpkin Carving Tip

Instead of carving pumpkins, consider decorating with markers & paint. Also consider battery-powered lights for insides instead of candles

Eating before Treating

Feed your kids a healthy meal prior to trick or treat. Kids will be happier & reduce temptation to devour candy from the first stop.
From: About.com: Child Care

Watch for Cars on Halloween

Statistically, Halloween is the most dangerous day for kids. In fact, kids are 4X as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween other nights.
From: iVillage.com

Inspecting Halloween Candy

Talk with your children about eating candy before they get home.  You should inspect the candy before they eat it.
From: TheFamilyCorner.com

Eat before trick-or-treating

Feed your kids a hearty, early dinner so they’re not too tempted to sneak treats on the go. source

Test running the makeup

Practice toddlers costume & makeup a couple of days prior to Halloween, so little one will have time to adjust to the new look. source

Jack-o-lantern safety

Creating a jack-o-lantern? Steer her clear of ones with candles and use glow sticks. source

Applying makeup

When using makeup on a child avoid the eye area, nostrils, ears, and nothing should go inside the mouth source

Halloween safety tip

If your kids are old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, tell your kids to stay in a group. – http://ow.ly/d3jdR

Flashlights at Halloween

Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. http://bit.ly/Pu8cl7

Know where to trick or treat

Have kids trick-or-treat in areas where there are a lot of people around & avoid taking short-cuts through alleys. http://bit.ly/NMYwEt

Manners at Halloween

When trick or treating have kids wait at end of the line before going to door if there are people there before you. http://bit.ly/PrvREW

Halloween makeup

Wearing makeup for halloween? Test in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin irritation. http://1.usa.gov/Pu8gBE

Halloween walk about

Walking around neighborhood for Halloween? Bring a stroller or wagon, so if they get tired you have a backup plan. http://bit.ly/R7gFO9

Trick or Treat tip

A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. http://bit.ly/NMYwEt

Removing items for trick-or-treaters

To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.

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Keeping together when trick-or-treating

If your kids are old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, tell your kids to stay in a group.

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Safety for Halloween

Have your kids trick-or-treat in areas where there are a lot of people around. They should also avoid taking short-cuts through alleys and parking lots.

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Taking turns when trick-or-treating

When trick or treating have kids wait at the end of the line before you go to the door if there are people there before you. Pushing only results in accidents and spilled treat bags.

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