It’s an exciting time for children of all ages. We get dress up in our craziest, cutest or scariest costume and go from house to house trick-or-treating. Hopefully, more treating than tricking! Here are some safety tips for all who are out and about on Halloween.
Before going out:
- Test make-up in a small area first to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin.
- Don’t wear decorative contact lenses to lower your risk of serious eye injury.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.
- Wear flame-resistant costumes.
- Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
- Add reflective tape to costumes and bags so drivers can see you.
- Children under the age of 12 should never go out without adult supervision.
- Walk with a group and avoid trick-or-treating alone.
- Carry a flashlight so you can see where you’re going and so others can see you.
Wear glow sticks so others can see you.
- Never walk near lit candles or luminaries.
- Walk on sidewalks when possible, or on the edge of the road facing traffic.
- Look both ways when crossing the street.
- Only visit well-lit houses and enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
- Never accept rides from strangers.
When you get home:
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats and avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Have fun and be safe this Halloween!