Trick-or-treating is one of the most exciting parts about Halloween for the little ones, however it can also be one of the most dangerous. While most parents go along with their kids, which helps increase the safety, there are still a few things to remember to help keep everyone safe this Halloween!
– Buy costumes and wigs labeled “flame resistant.”
– Never walk near lit candles or luminaries while wearing costumes.
– Wear shoes that fit well.
– Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
– Be cautious with face paint–much of it isn’t FDA-approved and could trigger allergic reactions. (Always test it first on a small patch of skin). Remove it before bedtime to avoid skin/eye irritation.
– Never use decorative contact lenses; they can result in severe eye infections.
– Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
– Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
– Always walk and don’t run from house to house.
– Stay on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic. Look for cars when walking by a driveway. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
– Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
– Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses.
– Never accept rides from strangers.