Have a Spookily Safe Halloween

Pumpkins and ghosts and skeletons, OH MY! Stores packed with costumes, spooky decorations and enormous bags of candy can only mean one thing: Halloween is just around the corner.

Dressing up and collecting loads of candy with friends is a dream for every kid, right? Well, for the 1 in 13 kids with food allergies and the many more with intolerances and other conditions that limit food options, Halloween can be challenging and stressful for parents. It's a tough balance between keeping your child safe and not having them feel excluded when it comes to trick-or-treating — read on for important tips for safe trick-or-treating.

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Make your spirits bright.
Make sure that your little ghouls and goblins are easy to see in the dark of night — reflective tape, glow sticks and necklaces, and flashlights with fresh batteries are the perfect finishing touches.
Practice good street safety.
Before heading out, remind your littles that they should always use crosswalks, stick to sidewalks and never assume that a car will stop for them.
Check their candy haul.
Help them check all treats to make sure they’re sealed. Throw out candy with torn packages or holes in the packages, spoiled items and any homemade treats that weren’t made by someone you know.
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