Halloween Safety Tips
October 1, 2021
Halloween safety doesn’t start when trick-or-treating begins, instead, we need to take safety seriously when Halloween season begins. With these tips, you’ll keep your little ghouls and goblins safe during Halloween fun all month long.
- If trick-or-treating, plan a route. Only trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit areas.
- Avoid costumes that may block vision. Some masks have small eye slits. Make the holes more prominent so vision is not obstructed. Or, consider using face paint instead of a mask.
- Make sure children are visible, especially to traffic. Use reflective stickers and have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights.
- Don’t let children eat candy that you have not personally checked. Throw out any treats with damaged packaging.
- Pick a practical treat bag. Having a light bag that only requires one hand leaves the other hand free for safety equipment (flashlights, glow sticks, cell phone, etc.).
- Wear comfortable shoes. Double knot your child’s shoelaces to avoid falls in the dark.
- Walk, don’t run. Take your time and look both ways when crossing the street.
- Consider decorating pumpkins with markers and glitter glue instead of carving them out with scissors.
- Instead of leaving lit candles unattended inside pumpkins, consider using flameless candles.
- Put a name tag with your child’s contact information inside their costume and make sure they know where your home is located in case you get separated.
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Lynzi Whalen is an editorial intern at Family Resource Group.