1. Lucky 13 Halloween Safety Tips

    From the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross: 

    CookiesKids.com and The Red Cross want your family to have a safe and fun Halloween, so we ask that you please follow these tips to have a successful & worry free “trick-or-treat”ing night:

    1) Map out the route that you plan to roam, so adults are assured you will find your way back home safely.

    2) From the bravest of superheros to the noblest of knights, everyone should remember to bring their flashlights.

    3) If you visit a house where a stranger resides, accept treats at the door. Remember, please do not go inside.

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    4) When you get ready to put on your disguise, use face paint instead of masks, which will cover your eyes.

    5) Always remember, before you embark, to wear light-colored clothing to be seen in the dark. (Remember to use reflective tape, even on bikes, brooms, and the edges of your cape!)

    6) Whether you walk, slither, or sneak, do it on the sidewalks and not in the street.

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    7) As you roam through the neighborhood collecting your treats, please look both ways before crossing the street. (Speaking of streets: The corners are the place for trick-or-treaters to cross, no matter their pace.)

    8) Wigs, capes, and costumes are flammable attire, so avoid open flames to prevent a fire.

    9) Use a glow stick instead of a candle so your jack-o-lantern isn’t a safety gamble.

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    10) You may fly on a broom or a space ship from Mars, but please be on the lookout for drivers in cars. (Between parked cars is no place to hide - be sure that you’re seen whether you’re a clown or a bride.)

    11) Monsters and zombies should stay off the lawn and only visit homes with their porch lights turned on.

    12) You may be dressed as a werewolf, a cat, or a frog, but be cautious around strange animals - especially dogs.

    13) Have a grownup inspect your candy when you’re done trick-or-treating to remove open packages and choking hazards before eating.

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    What Halloween safety tips do you instruct your children to follow? What are your trick-or-treat plans for this year? We’d love to know!

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