Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Published on: 10/14/2011

Every year we are reminded about Trick or Treat safety, and yes, this year I am going to remind you yet again. Please take a few moments to review the list and discuss the appropriate items with your children before venturing out in search of sugary treats.

Ø Only fire-retardant materials should be used for costumes.

Ø Costumes should be loose fitting to allow for warmer clothes underneath.

Ø Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard.

Ø Masks can obstruct a child's vision, use facial make-up instead.

Ø If masks are worn, they should have nose & mouth openings and large eye holes.

Ø Bags or sacks carried by youngsters should be light-colored or reflective.

Ø Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision.

Ø Walk; do not run from house to house.

Ø Do not cross yards.

Ø Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.

Ø If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.

Ø Parents should have a flashlight with them.

Ø All none costume wearers should consider wearing a reflective vest.

Ø Give your Trick or Treat bunch a meal or snack before going out.

Ø Have at least one adult go with the children, more if the group is larger.

Ø Trick or Treat in areas where there are a lot of people around.

Ø Avoid taking short-cuts through alleys and parking lots.

Ø Always check your child’s candy before allowing them to eat.

Ø And of course, ensure that your Trick or Treat bunch is having fun!

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