Pumpkin carving tips

Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers.  Then parents can do the cutting.

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Book Suggestion: The Night Before Halloween

Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem.

But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human trick-or-treaters in this fun-filled book The Night Before Halloween

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Jack-o-lanterns and kid costumes

If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch with candles in them, make sure that they are far enough out of the way so that kids costumes won’t accidentally be set on fire.

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Making your yard safe 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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Pick the right costume

Halloween now days is more intense than it was in 1970.

Costumes can be very scary for a little two year old. While many grand parents want to get creative with their grand children and make home made costumes including vampires, werewolves, and a bunch of fake blood, it is best to go with fun costumes

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When to trick or treat with toddlers

It is best to hit the trick or treating route early, right near nightfall.

Not only do the little ones tire easily and go to bed early, but the more aggressive crowds tends to start roaming the streets later.

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Halloween costume accessories safety tip

Have children use a flexible costume knives and swords, not ones that are rigid or sharp.

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Halloween costume tip

Halloween costumes should fit well and not drag on the ground to guard against trips and falls.

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Halloween Vehicle Safety Tip

During Halloween, turn on your vehicle’s headlights, even during the day. They make you more visible.

From thebabycorner.com.