How to Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween
Halloween is an exciting holiday for both children, and parents alike. From the candy to the costumes, Halloween can be one of the most enjoyable nights of the year. If you're not careful though Halloween can also pose its risks. We want you and your family to stay safe this Halloween. Check out some of our favorite safety tips, to ensure you have a safe holiday.
Because masks can limit or hinder eyesight consider applying face paint as a safer alternative.
Choose a light colored costume, or consider adding reflective tape so that children can be easily seen at night.
Put a name tag with your phone number attached to your child's costume.
Make sure costumes don't drag on the ground. Nothing's worse than a wet costume, or tripping and falling over anything too long.
Try to avoid costumes that have weapons as accessories. But if your child’s costume won’t be complete without a weapon, make sure it is rubber or plastic.
Trick or Treating
Children under 12 should always be accompanied by an adult.
Plan a route in advance. Trick or treating could take you several streets away from your house, and we would hate for you to get lost in the dark.
Extra care should be taken at streets and at crossings. Look both ways before you cross the street, and wear reflective gear so that you are visible to vehicles.
Pack a flashlight with you to keep your path lit at all times.
Walk, don't run across the street.
Only visit homes with a porch light on, and never enter a home or a vehicle for a treat.
Notify law enforcement immediately if you witness any suspicious activity.
When you arrive back home, make sure to inspect all candy that you have received. Throw out any candy that has holes or tears in the packaging, is spoiled, or any homemade treats that were made by someone you don't know.