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It’s October! I’m not entirely sure how that happened, but it’s true – October has arrived. That means costumes, candy, and pumpkin everything!

All those things add up to one exciting thing for kids: Halloween!!! Halloween in Michigan no less. So do you get a heavier costume so you’re kids will be warm enough? Or do you get a lightweight costume one size bigger than needed so you can put warm clothes under it if necessary? Of course if it ends up being warm you’ll have a child slightly swimming in their costume… Ahh, Michigan!

Regardless of how you handle the costume issue, here are a few tips to keep your kids safe while they’re out trick-or-treating:

  • While I would encourage you to spend this time with your kids, if you’re not going with them make sure they have a buddy.
  • Set check in times if you won’t be with your kids. If you will be with them, set checkpoints incase you should get separated.
  • Send them out with a flashlight, or a glow stick necklace or bracelet. Something so they can be easily seen by vehicles.
  • Always, always check their candy when you get home.

Whether you’ll be out with kids or handing out candy at home, have a SAFE and FUN

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