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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