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Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will soon be taking to the streets but before you let your little ones trade adorable smiles for sticky candy keep these Halloween safety tips in mind.

For safety, and lawsuit reasons, make sure to remove hazards from your front porch and yard such as pots, branches, candles and hoses.

Also, make sure animals is in a safe place and wearing a collar, just in case.

The battery operated candles look just like the real thing with none of the danger. They're a good option.

For food: talk with your children in advance about boundaries for how many pieces of candy will be eaten Halloween night (three to five pieces are the recommended amount).

When choosing candy to give on Halloween: select ones with nutritional value, like chocolates. Remember, the darker the better or candy with nuts.

And send your kids off trick or treating with a full stomach. That will cut down on snacking temptations.

And remember, children ages 5 to 14 are four times more likely to be killed while walking on Halloween, compared with other evenings of the year.

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among children.

Halloween is a fun time for children, but it's also an important time to be extra vigilant for possible safety hazards.

So have a happy, and safe Halloween!