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How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Vickie Jones - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Before you join your ghosts and goblins for a night of trick-or-treating, read these tips to keep them safe in their costumes, eating candy, or walking around the neighborhood.

  • Slip a piece of paper in their treat bag that identifies the child’s name and where he or she lives, in case the child is separated from the group.
  • Avoid masks or head gear that blocks vision, long costumes or awkward shoes that could cause a fall, and loose or non-fire-resistant material that could ignite near a candle.
  • Use hypoallergenic makeup for face painting instead of masks that could block vision. Don't apply makeup too close to the eyes. 
  • Make sure swords and other accessories are made of cardboard or other flexible materials. 
  • Mark costumes and accessories with reflective tape and provide flashlights.
  • An adult should check sweets for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them.
  • Remind children to only eat treats in original and unopened wrappers.
  • Throw away candies if wrappers are faded, have holes or tears, or signs of re-wrapping. When in doubt, throw it out!
  • Children younger than 12 years old should always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Establish the children’s route and a return time, and only travel in familiar areas.
  • Children should not go into a stranger’s home.
  • Cross the street at corners using crosswalks and traffic signals.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights for added visibility to drivers.

Have a safe and fun Halloween! 

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