Watch for Cars on Halloween

Statistically, Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for children to walk. In fact, kids are four times as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other night of the year.

Eating before Treating

Feed your kids a healthy meal prior to going trick or treat. Your children will be happier, and it will help reduce the temptation of kids wanting to devour candy from the first trick or treat stop.
From: Child Care

Pumpkin Carving Tip

Instead of carving pumpkins, consider decorating with markers and paint. Also consider battery-powered lights for the pumpkin instead of candles.

Be visible on Halloween

Make sure your little goblin is visible after dark. Fix reflective striping to his costume or treat bag, or make sure he’s carrying a flashlight or illuminated light stick.

Choosing a costume

When picking a halloween costume consider comfort. A toddler will become cranky if they are not comfortable while sporting their costume.

Trick or Treating Tip

Insist that your child goes to the bathroom BEFORE leaving the house to trick or treat. And, be considerate of your child’s bathroom needs by not choosing a costume that is difficult to get on and off in time to avoid last-minute bathroom needs.
From: Child Care

Book Suggestion

Halloween, by Jerry Seinfeld is a great Halloween story. Buy it today, or borrow it from your local library.
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