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How to keep your trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween

Posted at 8:21 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 12:28:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The magic of Halloween is in the air and kids are dressing up in colorful costumes for trick-or-treating.

But we also want to make sure tonight is safe and fun.

Swords, guns, lasers and similar accessories need to be rubber or other flexible material to avoid injury if there's a fall.

Being visible is also very important and sometimes, the costume and props like this lightsaber can help with that.

That's one of the things, safe kids and FedEx are are teaching Clark County School District students on how to be safe.

They're giving away reflective trick or treat bags and glow in the dark bracelets so they're seen.

In Clark County, 22 children have been hit by cars around school so far.

Many trick-or-treaters will be out on the streets, people will be partying, and the sun sets a lot earlier now making it harder to see pedestrians.

With candles and open flames on Halloween night, check your costumes too if those are labeled as flame resistant and avoid baggy costumes.

Jeanne Marsala RN, Director of Safe Kids at Sunrise Children's Hospital says, "You're not tripping over the length. You have shoes that fit. Use face painting instead of masks. All of those can help avoid tripping and falling."

Ditching a mask for face paint can also make it easier for kids to spot cars while they're crossing the street.

And if you do decide to use face paint make sure it's hypoallergenic.

Nothing is less fun than a rash on Halloween.