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Making Halloween Safer: Tips for Protecting Your Little Monsters

Monsters and aliens are not the only scary things out on October 31st. Trips and falls (or even more serious accidents) can put a damper on Halloween festivities. But a little preparation and thought can go a long way in protecting your children from harm. The following tips taken from the American Academy of Pediatrics will help you to make this Halloween a safe one for you and your family.

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Remind your children that it’s important to:

RESOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org

Los Angeles Fire Department, Halloween Safety Tips
http://www.lafd.org/

CANADIAN RESOURCES:

Caring for Kids, The Canadian Paediatric Society
http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index_e.html

REFERENCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at:http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/octhalloween.cfm. Accessed June 22, 2010.

National Safety Council website. Available at:http://www.nsc.org/.