Parents number one concern on Halloween is their child's safety. This topic has become more and more refined for generations as we have progressed. Among the countless hoaxed and isolated incidents, here are some Halloween safety tips from across the web.

1. Plan a Route

via Google Maps
via Google Maps

It's important to plan ahead. Know where you'll be traveling with little ones, and be aware of intersections or dangerous roads. You can even create a map with Google Maps and make it fun for kids!

2. Stand Out in the Dark

5k Rave Run
Bridget DeMeis

Traffic accidents and incidents raise DRASTICALLY on Halloween, making it one of the most dangerous days of the year, and it's all preventable. One way to ensure safety is to make sure to carry flashlights or highlight parts of your child's outfit with reflective tape.You can paint your kids costume with fun glow in the dark paint for $5, or get a full roll for less than $7 on Amazon in time for Halloween. You can even cut them out to fit your kid's costume!

3. Consider Food Allergies

Peanut Butter
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According to

  • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies.
  • This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom!
  • According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011.

That's certainly a lot of people. The Teal Pumpkin Project, is fighting to help those affected feel included.

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