Taking the Scary out of Halloween Giveaway

For kids Halloween is all about the fun, but for mom and dad there are a lot of safety concerns to think about too. It’s dark, sketchy neighbors, over heating (in FL anyway) and more. Let’s not forget that we have to make sure we “taste test” out fav candies to make sure they are safe (wink-wink).

The CDC offers this list of Halloween Safety Tips:

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Another tip I want to share is for the homeowners – make sure your walk-way is well lite – luminaries, flood lights, whatever. Just make sure the tricker or treaters can see their way up your path. No mom wants to have to deal with a skinned knee in the middle of the merriment.

Taking the Scary out of Halloween offers more safety tips and fun activity ideas  (including some DIY costume ideas) in a colorfull illustrated book/kit that includes 10 more safety tips, glow-in-the-dark stickers, a glow-in-the-dark braclet, a glow-in-the-dark whistle necklace, and a Halloween-themed flashlight. Available at Barnes & Noble.

WIN IT! One lucky TheSuburbanMom will win their very own copy of Taking the Scary out of Halloween.

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Contest ends October 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm. Open to U.S. residents in the continental U.S. only. Winning comment will be chosen at random by Random.org and contacted for shipping information. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure – This is a sponsored giveaway, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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