Halloween brings out the kid in everyone. You have the chance to dress up, binge on candy and see the parade of cute costumes at your front door. Keeping a few Halloween safety tips in mind, ensures that everyone has a wonderful evening and the tired, candy-filled princesses, superheroes, ghouls and ghosts get tuck away in bed safely after a successful night.
- Avoid costumes that are too long or may cause a tripping hazard
- Ensure that the mask or any other part of the costume that covers the face does not interfere with vision
- Ensure wigs, capes or other loose-hanging parts of costumes do not come in contact with open flames from pumpkins or candles
- Add reflective tape to the costume or have your child wear a glow stick necklace so they are visible in the dark. Both can be purchased at a dollar store
Trick or Treating
- Trick or treat in a familiar, well lit area
- Children should always be accompanied by an adult
- Encourage children to trick or treat in a group
- Make sure kids are always paying attention to traffic when crossing the street. It is easy for them to get caught up in the excitement
- For older children, ensure parents are made aware of their route
- Remind children to never enter a house under any circumstance
- Stop only at houses that have their lights on or a pumpkin lit up
- After trick or treating, parents should inspect all candy. Look for open wrappers, wrappers that look like they have been resealed or have holes in them.
- Anything homemade should be thrown in the garbage.
Have a very Happy and Safe Halloween!