Are you following these Halloween Safety tips?

With Halloween just around the corner, and kids everywhere are very excited for the upcoming Spooktacular festivities! But with all the excitement, it is important to not lose sight of child safety.

There are several precautions to take into consideration when going out to “Trick-or-Treat” with your little ones. Here are a few to keep in mind:

Choose the right costume.

Choose a costume that fits correctly. Long capes and/or gowns can cause children to trip and fall. It is also important to try and avoid using masks that can obstruct your child’s vision. A good alternative is face paint, just be sure to test it on a small area to avoid any allergic reactions. When it comes to accessories, swords, knives and similar items should be short, soft and flexible to avoid injury.

Make sure your kids shine bright in the dark.

If possible, try to choose a costume that has bright colors or decorate bags with reflective tape and/or stickers. You can also have your children carry glow sticks or flashlights to make sure they are seen while they walk around the neighborhood. With so many children out during Halloween, it’s best to make sure your family is visible to upcoming vehicles.

Watch where you walk.

Look both ways before crossing streets and use crosswalks. It is important to only walk on sidewalks, but if that is not possible, walk along the far edge of the road and make sure you are facing traffic. You should also remember to only trick-or-treat at well-lit houses and in a group and needless to say, never go inside a stranger’s home.

Choose your candy carefully

Always check any candy your child receives carefully before consumption. Try to eat only factory-wrapped treats and avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

Above all, Halloween should be fun. If you remind your children to be respectful of others and to keep all these safety tips in mind, your family’s Halloween should be an unforgettable one for all the right reasons.

Enjoy your night! Don’t forget to save a candy or two for yourself and tag us on Instagram so we can see how cute your kids look in their costumes.

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