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Halloween costumes have come a long way since the 1980s, when suffocating plastic masks were fairly standard accessories.
We’ve learned a lot about costume safety, thankfully. We now know that a little pre-planning can ensure your little ghoul’s health and safety on Halloween night.
Masks should provide enough ventilation and not block your child’s vision, but they aren’t the only thing parents should check out. Makeup, costume fabric and costume accessories all have the potential for harm.
Consumer Reports offers this list of what to wear on Halloween, and what to avoid, including:
And the American Academy of Pediatrics offers these costume safety tips:
Have a happy, healthy driven Halloween!
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