5 Safety Tips for Halloween
Halloween is an exciting time for many children and adults alike. Costumes, decorations, parties all add to the excitement. Safety also needs to be high on the list of priorities. So here is a list of 5 safety tips for Halloween!
The following tips will help to keep children safe on this often hyped up, over stimulated evening of too much fun and too much candy!
1. Dress Appropriately:
~ Little ones need to have reflective clothing on even if just reflective tape that can be added to their back or on their shoes. Other reflective devices such as flashlights, glow sticks, flashing Halloween treat container or similar products will make the person more noticeable in the dark.
~ Masks are great but make sure your child can see where they are going. Falls are the number one reason Halloween treating comes to an end.
2. Trick or Treat in a group:
~ Never trick or treat alone. You should always have a buddy or older sibling with you. This applies to teens as well. Safety can be found in numbers.
3. Stay Outside:
~ Always stay outside when trick or treating. Do not go inside a stranger’s home while they get your candy.
4. Wait to eat:
~ Do not eat anything before inspecting the packaging (or have an adult check it for you).
5. Plan Your Route:
~ Think about the route you want to take before starting out. Preferably plan your route in a circle so you will return home when finished.
~ Always make sure someone knows where you are going to trick or treat and your route.
~ Older children and teens need a time to return or check in with an adult.
While many will debate the pros and cons of Trick or Treating, one thing is sure… the kids enjoy the time with each other and the family.
Stay Safe and don’t forget your pets!