Halloween Safety Tips For Trick or Treating
Tonight is the night! Halloween! Trick or treating is one of my most fun memories! Make sure your kids are safe with these Trick of Treating safety tips!
These are some tips for the youngest trick or treater to the teens! Have fun!
When planning costumes try and consider that they are bright and reflective. Make sure that their shoes fit well to prevent tripping. Also, if you think you will be out in the dark, add some reflective tape to costumes and trick or treat bags for greater visibility. Masks can also limit or block eyesight and could lead to some falls. Consider makeup and hats instead. And the hat should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
If your older teens are going alone, plan and review the route that is approved by you. Also, agree on a specific time when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
Last but certainly NOT least, because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick or treaters to be extra careful when crossing streets. And ALWAYS look both ways! Have fun ya little montsers!
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