Halloween Safety 101

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When I was a kid, we went Trick-or-Treating by ourselves without a care in the world! Unfortunately we live in a slightly different world these days. And unfortunately, Halloween has become a Holiday that is quite a bit more dangerous than it was before. But, with these simple tips, you can keep your kids safe and still have a great time! Modify the tips depending on your child’s age!

  • If possible (or if your kids aren’t too cool yet) always send your children with a chaperon.

    Ok, This may be much easier said than done. As your kids get older they are going to want to go with their friends and not Mom. Offer to drive them from street to street as they trick or treat. Tell them you will meet them at the opposite end of the street. Hint to your kids: You get places MUCH faster driving. More places=More Candy!
  • Send your kids with a flashlight, glow stick, glow in the dark tape or other light. By having your child carry a flashlight, a lit Trick-or-Treat bag, glowstick etc… not only can you keep an eye on them easier, but they are also much more visible to cars. When kids get excited they tend to dash across the road without looking. By having your child carry a light, accidents with vehicles can be greatly reduced. Want a quick way to make everything glow in the dark EASILY? Check out this amazing glow-in-the-dark Tumble Dye from S.E.I.!
  • Keep costumes safe. halloween2

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If your child is going to be wearing a mask, make sure they can see out easily. A mask should also be easily removed without any assistance. (Your child should be able to take his/her mask of by themselves). A costume should also be easy to move in and not restrict your movement or the ability to walk and climb stairs.

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The Teal Pumpkin Project [Helping Children with Food Allergies Enjoy Halloween]

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PrintThe Teal Pumpkin Project is something that has become more near and dear to my heart over the past few years. First of all, my sweet nephew has a nut allergy. His Mama has to watch whatever goes in his mouth. I never realized how hard a food allergy was, until, I had to completely cut out dairy from my diet. My son was diagnosed with MSPI (Milk, Soy, Protein Intolerance)while I was nursing. This meant I had to cut out anything with dairy, whey, strong soy products and anything with dairy proteins in them. It was TOUGH! I never realized just how hard it could be to cut out a main food group! So now, I appreciate food allergies SO much more and am excited this year to be participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

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