Be Safe...Not Sorry

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Young kids love Halloween night! It’s a chance to “trick or treat” and wear fun and creative costumes. However it can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful! Before accompanying your children go over these 7 tips to keep you safe and enjoying the celebration:

1. Plan your route in advance. Know the streets where families are participating and don’t try to cover the whole community. How much candy does your child really need? Stick to familiar paths to avoid getting lost. Go with other parents and their children.

2. Comfy shoes are a must. Well fitting, familiar shoes should be worn. Shoe laces should be double tied. Children in dresses should avoid heels.

3. Wear short costumes. Long costumes dragging on the ground can be dangerous, especially at night. If you purchase a costume try on ahead of time to check for length and proper fitting. Alter if necessary to avoid tripping.

4. Avoid Masks. A child has a hard time seeing or breathing with a mask..use non-toxic make-up completing the costume. We want to see those smiling faces anyway!

5. Props need to be flexible. Avoid costumes with props but if it’s a must make sure they are plastic or rubber. Be wary of anything that could injure your child or their friends.

6. Stay well lit. Make sure everyone can see you. Reflective tape added to your child’s costume will help driver’s see the children. Carry a flashlight to keep your child’s path lit at all times. Stay with others so there are large bands of light.

7. Candy check. At the end of the night sort through the candy and throw away any candy not in its original wrapper or has been opened. There are lots of places to donate some of your candy especially to our overseas troops.

Enjoy a safe and Happy Halloween! 

As always, tips and event information is brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United, your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant.

P.S. If you are reading this and have a home to sell in NW Austin I would be happy to help you. I bring high tech touch to home sales and market your home to millions of customers across the internet and right here in Austin. Reach out to me for an insightful conversation about the market and how it relates to your home at 512-346-1799 or dillard@reloaustin.com. I offer you hands-on Professional guidance for all your real estate needs.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Dorie,

Great tips!  There was a time when we did not have to write this type of tip or warn kids about anything...we ran with scissors, played in the street, left keys in the car's iginition and did not lock front doors...Happily I know of one place like that, and I am hoping for more...A

Sep 28, 2016 06:23 AM #1
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Kathleen Daniels
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Dorie,  Safety always comes first.  Halloween is a day and evening for kids to enjoy. I remember those days well.  

Sep 28, 2016 08:17 AM #2
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Dorie: going with a group that includes a bunch of adults makes it a lot more fun too. Usually, there are neighborhoods where all the homes make it fun to go.

Sep 28, 2016 10:47 AM #3
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Dorie these are very good tips for Halloween.  I can't believe it is less than a month away.

Sep 28, 2016 11:07 AM #4
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 It doesn't seem like Halloween should be right around the corner but it's never too early to prepare to be safe Dorie Dillard 

Sep 28, 2016 11:29 AM #5
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We have business and church sponsored trick or treating in my area and I wish there had been such a thing available when my kids were younger.  I actually really only let her go to a few friends homes.  I firmly believe in better safe than sorry

Sep 28, 2016 11:51 AM #6
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Dorie Dillard - Hard to believe it's that time of year.  Great tips on being safe for the upcoming Halloween holiday!

Sep 28, 2016 01:40 PM #7
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Lou Ludwig
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Dorie

Your insight on Halloween safety is right on point.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 28, 2016 01:41 PM #8
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James Dray
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Good morning Dorie.  It is that time of the year.  I'll start packing up all the goodies to hand out this year today.

Sep 28, 2016 07:38 PM #9
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Hi Dorie -- while Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays, I do like to see the youngest kids out and about having a good time.  Fun is fine but we must be mindful of safety.  

Sep 28, 2016 11:55 PM #10
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Nina Hollander
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Great tips, Dorie... it makes me a bit sad sometimes to think that we even have to discuss this. I grew up in NYC in the 1950's and we tricked/treated without a lot of concern, without parents following us, etc. Seemed so much simpler back then.

Sep 29, 2016 03:17 AM #11
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Dorie - Those are all excellent tips for making sure this Halloween is a safe one for the kiddos.

Sep 29, 2016 04:18 AM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Hi Dorie great advice and it is too bad we live in such a world that your advice needs to be even written and considered, Endre

Sep 29, 2016 08:45 AM #13
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Dorie Dillard wonderful list of safety tips to keep Halloween fun!

Sep 29, 2016 01:48 PM #14
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Roy Kelley
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This is excellent advice to share.

Have a great Friday and an outstanding weekend.

Sep 30, 2016 12:23 AM #15
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Evelyn Johnston
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Those are very good tips Dorie, and they make sense to keep the kiddos safe!

Sep 30, 2016 01:18 PM #16
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Stephen Arnold
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Hi Dorie!  Some great advice here...for both the kids and adults!  Happy Halloween!

Oct 29, 2016 02:06 AM #17
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