Halloween Safety Tips

Let’s “creep” it real everyone! Halloween is right around the corner and for young children, it’s the best night of the year! But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Here are some safety tips so there is no “double double toil and trouble”! 

  • For costumes make sure to choose bright colors or have some type of reflective material so your child will be more visible in the dark.
  • Make sure your child knows to only go to homes with outside lights on.
  • Make a plan. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult and you should establish a pre-planned route for kids over 12.
  • Label all clothing with name, address, and phone number in case you and your child get separated.
  • Practice street safety, make sure your child knows to look both ways before crossing the street and to stay on sidewalks at all times.
  • Before eating treats, inspect your child’s candy and makes sure to discard anything slightly or not wrapped, or if they have any allergies.
  • Make sure to drive extra safely on Halloween – enter and exit driveways carefully, drive slowly and eliminate distractions while driving.
  • Take extra time to look for children who may dart out as they are excited for the holiday!

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