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Avoiding Real Life Costume Scares for Children

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  In tonight's HealthierMe, it's costume crunch time, but you don't want to rush into buying a costume for the kids. There are a lot of things to consider when picking out a costume.

  Children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other time of the year.  Child safety advocates say it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holiday and not consider what is the safest option to send your kid out trick or treating in.

 Bobbi Paper/Sanford Child Safety Expert: "As a parent going in we're going to look at all the fun stuff, the cute stuff, all the stuff that the kids want. It's really hard as a parent to say oh wait that's not safe, since this is supposed to be a really fun holiday. So parent need to step back and say, is this really going to fit and can my child see."

  Child safety expert Bobbi Paper says there are three things to consider before buying a costume. #1: No masks, #2: Make sure the costume is the right size, #3: Make sure you follow the manufactures guidelines.

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