Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, but it’s also important to prioritize safety, especially for children and families. By taking these precautions to heart, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’ve done your part to make it a safe and memorable holiday for all. So, put on your costumes, light up those pumpkins, and enjoy a spooktacular Halloween!
Costume Safety:
      • Choose costumes that are flame-resistant and not too long to prevent tripping.
      • Ensure costumes are visible in the dark by using reflective tape or stickers.
      • Opt for face paint instead of masks, which can obstruct vision.
Trick-or-Treating Safety:
      • Always go trick-or-treating with a responsible adult or in a group.
      • Stick to well-lit areas and use flashlights or glow sticks to increase visibility.
      • Stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks when crossing streets.
      • Teach kids to look both ways before crossing the street and to never dart out into traffic.
Candy Safety:
      • Inspect all candy and treats before consuming. Discard any opened or tampered items.
      • Be cautious about food allergies, and be aware of what ingredients are in the candy.
Home Safety:
      • Keep your home well-lit to help prevent accidents for trick-or-treaters.
      • Clear your yard and walkways of any tripping hazards.
      • Ensure pets are securely confined and away from the front door to avoid frightening or injuring visitors.
Pumpkin Carving Safety:
      • Consider using battery-operated LED lights or glow sticks inside pumpkins instead of candles to reduce the risk of fire.
      • If you do use candles, keep pumpkins away from flammable materials and never leave them unattended.
Halloween Decorations:
      • Ensure that decorations do not block pathways or become tripping hazards.
      • Avoid using candles in jack-o’-lanterns, or if you do use them, place them away from decorations and flammable materials.
Emergency Contact Information:
      • Make sure your child has your contact information or an ID card in case you get separated.