You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

John Glenn, the 'last true national hero,' dead at 95

5 kid Halloween costume safety tips


Five “make it …” tips for safe Halloween costumes from the Dr. Mom Squad:

1. Make it fit. The outfit, including shoes, should fit the child appropriately so that they can move around safely. Avoid anything too long which could cause them to trip.

2. Make it flame-retardant. Avoid anything too loose which could be a fire hazard as they walk around or get caught in bushes or shrubs. Don’t buy a costume unless it’s labeled “flame-retardant.” This means the material won’t burn.

3. Make it visible. Choose a light-colored costume, attach something reflective to their costume or allow them to wear or carry a flashlight or glow stick to increase visibility to motorists.

4. Make it easy to see out of. Choose face paint and makeup when possible instead of masks because they can obstruct a child’s vision. Look for face paint that is listed as non-toxic and designed for skin. Consider a trial of the face paint on your child’s forearm or leg a few days before to monitor for an allergic reaction. Avoid the area around the eyes. Remember; do not leave the paint on overnight. Also, avoid decorative contact lenses.

5. Make it breathable. Make sure wigs and beards don’t cover your kids’ eyes, noses or mouths making it difficult to breathe or see.

Lastly don’t forget to make it fun and safe. Halloween is an exciting time for families. You and your kids will enjoy the holiday even more knowing they are avoiding preventable injuries thanks to a safe costume!



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in

Police officer mans Salvation Army kettle, shows off dance moves
Police officer mans Salvation Army kettle, shows off dance moves
He's got the moves to serve and protect. But a police officer in Cleveland, Tennessee, used some other moves to help raise money for the local chapter of the Salvation Army.
Someone put up a ‘satanic display’ in Boca Raton
Someone put up a ‘satanic display’ in Boca Raton
A “satanic display” of a pentagram with a nearby banner and sign were placed in Sanborn Square in Boca Raton, Florida, overnight and are causing a stir in the surrounding faith community, according to a local church.
Christmas in the Village is in third decade
If it takes a village to raise the Christmas spirit, one area town has had it covered for more than 30 years.
Food for body and soul
Each traditional holiday dish has a fascinating history. Our beloved green bean and mushroom soup casserole topped with French fried onions, for example, was created by Dorcus Reilly, a Campbell Soup Company employee, in 1955.
Tom Brady takes Christmas 'to the next level' with giant tree
Tom Brady takes Christmas 'to the next level' with giant tree
People across the country are buying and decorating Christmas trees, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is no different.
More Stories