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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 7:51 am | Updated: 11:52 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

Your Halloween safety advice:

We went on Facebook to ask readers to give advice to parents taking or sending their children out trick-or-treating for the first time in Fairbanks. Here’s some of the Halloween wisdom:

• Bill Gardner: Don’t eat all your children’s candy.

• Kim Davis: Dress warm!

• Corrie Kossow Garrison: Don’t buy your child a cheap plastic costume and expect it to last more than 10 feet past your door at 30 below zero.

• Miz Liz: Check out your kids candy before they eat it (as best you can) and you are allowed to eat some of your kid’s candy... It’s called the “candy tax” lol

• Kate Wilson: Wear reflective gear; go to houses with lights on; layer clothes, keep warm; mittens with the top flipping back will allow little hands to sneak candy along the route; police are in neighborhoods to help with safety, go there. If driving the kids around, be sure not to block driveways, crosswalks or corners, and drive slow!

• John Gaikowski: If you can’t go when it’s light outside, wear something that’s reflective and use a flashlight.

• Amber Holliday-Stinnett: Escort your kids door to door. Don’t let them eat all their candy that night. Kids don’t have the best willpower, and it’s mommy and daddy’s responsibility to prevent that tummy ache. Keep your kids well lit.

• Ami Oppe: Park and walk with your kid instead of driving along the road while they go from house to house. There are too many that do that, and it seems dangerous with all the kids on the road.

• Dennis Conard: Only eat commercially made candy. Save the homemade stuff for adults to check before eating. Best to just toss the homemade stuff unless it’s from grandma!

• Delaney Dixon MacMillan: Escort your children. Carry a light and be aware of the people and cars around you. Dress warm and most importantly, have fun with each other!

• Tabatha Miranda: Actually say “Trick or Treat”... wear reflectors, glow sticks, be courteous of people’s yards, don’t stay out past the cut-off time!

• Collin Amick: Go to churches instead. They are called fall festivals. They are inside buildings, you get candy, and normally all the volunteers are background check approved before they can even help in the church. I know University Baptist Church is having one the 31st.

• Janet Lee Dixon: Never go in someone’s house! Stay where you can see parents and look before crossing the road. And have fun!

• Monica Conger: Go to places you know, go to the door with your children, check their goods before u give it too them and carry a flashlight and use reflective gear

• Jana Canary: Wear warmer clothing than you think you need. Wear wool socks, snow boots and warm mittens and hat. If you have to come back early because you are cold it is not fun.

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