As the big spooky day approaches and you gather your costumes and treats, don’t forget to complete a Halloween safety check. Start your trick-or-treating tradition off on the right track with these tips, and the worst danger you face will be a stomachache from eating too much candy!
- Accompany your child while trick-or-treating to significantly reduce the risk of possible danger.
- Well-lit streets in neighborhoods that you know provide the best trick-or-treat route.
- Choose a costume with reflective or fluorescent colors to make your child more visible.
- Use light-colored trick-or-treat bags to make children more visible in the dark.
- Give your child a flashlight to play with so she can see and be seen.
- Check all candy and throw away suspicious ones.
- Buy only flame-resistant costumes, masks, and other Halloween gear.
- Don’t use oversized clothing; it is not safe.
- Purchase a mask that allows your child to see clearly with it in place before.
- Tell your kids not to:
- accept rides from strangers
- accept treats from persons in a car
- take shortcuts through alleys, parks, or backyards
- never go into a stranger’s home
Following these simple tips can help you have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.