Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner! Below are a few tips included in our recent Newsletter to ensure a safe and fun time.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Make sure your kids know that they are never to go into a stranger’s house.
  • Remind your kids to be careful when you cross streets and stress that they must look both ways.
  • If your kids are old enough to be out without a parent, make sure you know their plans so you can keep track of them on Halloween night.

Costume Safety

  • Purchased costumes should be made of flame-retardant material.
  • Every trick-or-treater should have a flashlight or glow stick for safety in the dark.
  • Make sure costumes and masks fit well, with eyeholes that allow for clear sight and no dragging capes or dangling pieces that cause you to trip.

Candy Safety

  • Examine candy for choking hazards and tampering before eating [2]. Parents get first dibs on the best candy as a reward for taking kids out to trick-or-treat.
  • Never, ever feed Halloween candy to your pets. Dogs are especially sensitive to a chemical in chocolate and it can be deadly for them.

House and Yard Safety

  • Good outdoor lighting is the key to safe trick-or-treating. A well-lit entry welcomes little ghosts and vampires and directs them to where you plan to hand out candy.
  • Accidents with candles are the leading cause of Halloween mishaps so make sure that you keep candles and jack-o-lanterns away from doorways and porches where they can accidentally be knocked over or touch a costume.
  • Consider using a flameless LED light or battery operated candle to avoid the issue of candles altogether.

Please visit the website Halloween-Safety.com for many more safety tips and ideas for a secure Halloween.