In their Keeping Kids Health column, UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly offer Halloween safety tips. “Before sending your little ones out in search of candy, consider the following to ensure he or she has a trick-free Halloween: Don’t buy a costume unless it’s labeled ‘flame retardant’; make sure wigs and beards don’t cover your child’s eyes, nose or mouth; encourage your child to choose a costume without a mask — masks can make it difficult for your child to breathe (use face paint instead); suggest a light-colored costume for your child, or add glow-in-the dark tape on the front and back of a dark costume; avoid oversized or high-heeled shoes that can cause your child to trip and fall; make sure accessories, such as swords or wands, are flexible.