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A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween


From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents. To help make it a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips:

Adorning Your Little Ghouls

Pumpkin-Carving Precautions

Trouble-Free Trick-or-Treating

Note: Make sure trick-or-treaters will be safe when visiting your home too. Remove anything that could cause them to trip or fall on your walkway or lawn. Make sure the lights are on outside your house and light the walkway to your door, if possible. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they seem harmless to you.

Gobbling Down Halloween Goodies

Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: October 2017


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