Halloween Safety Tips

As we all prepare to say Trick-or-Treat, let’s first review a few safety rules to ensure it’s a safe and fun day for everyone. Here’s some tips to keep the whole family safe.

Prepare Children Before Trick-or-Treating

  • Never allow children to Trick-or-Treat alone.
  • Young children should be with you or another trusted adult.
  • Older children should use the buddy system.
  • Write down your full name and phone number, and make sure your child keeps it with them.
  • Have your child carry a glow stick or flashlight.
  • Make a plan of where to meet or who to call if your child gets lost.
  • Discuss with your child how to cross the street safely.
  • Remind your child not to approach a car unless he / she is with you.
  • Remind your child that he / she shouldn’t go into a house without your permission.
  • Warn your child not to approach a house that isn’t well lit.
  • Warn your child to scream and run away from anyone who tries to grab him / her or lure him / her with special treats.

Be a Part of Your Child’s Experience

  • Go with young children to the door of every house they approach.
  • Plan your child’s Trick-or-Treating route, and try to make sure you are familiar with the area and the neighbors.
  • Caution children to report strange incidents to a trusted adult.
  • Try to inspect all treats before your child eats them, and dispose of anything opened, damaged, or that looks off.

Costume Safety

  • Have your child wear costumes or masks that are marked as flame resistant.
  • Make sure your child is able to see and breathe properly when wearing a mask.

Now, go forth, navigate those haunted houses, yell boo!, and compete for most candy collected. Oh, what’s your costume? Share a picture on Facebook or Instagram!