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Simple hacks to make your Halloween inexpensive and safe

Posted: 5:10 AM, Oct 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-15 16:17:56-04
How to find affordable Halloween costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make sure it doesn't cost you a fortune and you know how to keep your kids safe.

COSTUMES:
Primary.com is a great resource for Halloween costumes that you don't need a lot for. They've laid out the Top 20 DIY Halloween costumes for you. It can be as simple as a carrot or as complex as Seven from Stranger Things. They're full of fun ideas for the whole family.

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CANDY:
You may have heard about the Teal Pumpkin project. Leaving one outside of your house lets families know that you offer allergy-friendly treats. But, you may not know what's actually allergy-friendly. The blog, Kids are a Trip, created this handy Top 50 list for you to make it easy. Kit-Kats and Rice Krispies are sure to be a great hit with the kids.

SAFETY:
Experts also want you to make sure your costumes and accessories are safe. Before you buy something online, make sure the costume is fire resistant. Also, double check that any make up is non-toxic.
We spoke to an expert at Advent Health who says it's usually the walk around the neighborhood that lands a child in the ER.
"The trip and falls, the hitting the holes and not paying attention. The costumes being so big and bulky you really don't see the areas around you," says Brandon Bougard, AVP of ED and Critical Care at Advent Health.
Bougard says another concern this year is the flu so making sure kids and parents are washing their hands is important.