Having a fun and safe Halloween and trick or treat season is key and these safety tips are important to follow.
With Halloween quickly approaching, here are some tips to have a safe Halloween this year. Things we must be reminded of because we do tend to forget, even though it’s a no-brainer.
*ALWAYS go with an adult & NEVER go inside anyone’s house that you don’t know same goes for cars as well.
- Use reflective clothing/tape or glow in the dark ideas (like glow sticks) to ensure no one gets lost.
- Hold each other’s hand and don’t get ahead of your parents.
- Watch for cars when crossing the street and use crosswalks when crossing (if possible).
- Use the sidewalk (if possible) for walking from house to house.
- Abide by curfew laws if your children are old enough to go back by themselves
- Older kids need a safe route for parents to ensure where they are, also check in often to ensure children are safe
- Don’t cut through alleys, fields or yards to get to another house or street
- Always let parents inspect candies for flaws, imperfections, and tempering. Immediately throw away spectacle candy.
- Always stay together as a group; gather other friends or family members to go out together.
Abide by the “Safe Halloween” rules:
|S||Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.|
|A||Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.|
|F||Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.|
|E||Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the number of treats you eat.|
|H||Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.|
|A||Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.|
|L||Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.|
|L||Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.|
|O||Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.|
|W||Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.|
|E||Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.|
|E||Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.|
|N||Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.|