10 Tips for Staying Safe This Halloween

8004066789_2feaa517ba_bHalloween is this Saturday and many will be trick or treating, passing out candy, and attending costume parties. Below are 10 tips for staying safe this Halloween:

  1. Children 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. If the kiddos are old enough to trick or treat this year, make sure to have a plan. Discuss the route they can take (make sure they are with a group), pack flashlights and have a time to be back home.
  2. Make sure to eat a nutritious dinner and bring some water so no one gets dehydrated.
  3. If you have visiting trick or treaters, make sure the path is well-lit and remove any debris or possible tripping hazards from the yard.
  4. Bring a flashlight and place reflective tape on costumes.
  5. When driving through neighborhoods, drive extra slow and be extremely watchful of pedestrians.
  6. If a sword or cane is a part of the costume, make sure it is very soft and flexible so no one gets hurt.
  7. If the costume has a mask, make sure it fits well or just wear a fitted hat so vision is not blocked.
  8. If make-up is being used, test a small area first for any potential allergic reactions. Make sure to wash all make up off at night so no possible irritants occur the next morning.
  9. Remind the children to only go into friends’ homes, never anyone you do not know. If someone says to come in for candy, say no and go to the next home that is less weird. Also, go to homes that have the porch light on and are well-lit.
  10. Make sure to check ALL candy before letting children partake. And do not accept any home-made treats, only fully wrapped and packaged, store-bought candy.

Remember to be safe and have a fun and Happy Halloween!

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