Safety Tips for Trick or Treating

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halloween Safety

Before you head out to knock on doors and beg for candy with the little ones here are a few safety tips to consider.

  1. Always purchase fire-resistant costumes or material if you are making the costume. Many houses may have jack-o-laterns or candles around so be aware of fire hazards.

  2. To minimize the risk of contact with candles and other fire sources, avoid baggy costumes, long overflowing sleeves or billowing skirts.

  3. For visibility put reflective tape on the costumes that will glow in the beam of a car’s headlights. Trick or treat bags or buckets should be bright and light colored or also have reflective tape. You can reflective tape at most hardware stores.

  4. Have children carry flashlights or glow sticks to be easily seen

  5. For toddlers and infants choose costumes that don’t have masks that cover the face as they can obstruct vision and ventilation

  6. Lastly to save everyone a lot of heartache set ground rules about treats like instructing them not to eat any treats before an adult has examined them carefully, and let them know up front how many pieces they’ll get to have.