‘13’ Halloween Safety Tips – The Quick and Dirty
Have a fabulous Halloween knowing you are being safe!
Here are my favorite Halloween safety tips:
- Avoid trick or treating alone. Walk in groups and adults should always accompany kids.
- Costumes and jackets should have reflective tape so drivers can see you
- Carry a flashlight to help drivers see you
- Teach your children to look both ways before crossing the street. Cross at crosswalks whenever possible. Walk on sidewalks.
- Test makeup on a small area before applying to the whole face. This will minimize any possible allergic reaction or irritation.
- Never take rides from strangers, or enter a home you don’t know
- Wear bright, flame resistant costumes
- Wear well fitting masks or face paint to ensure your child can see and avoid tripping
- Don’t send your kids out trick or treating on an empty stomach – they’ll be more likely to snack on route
- Ensure candy is an appropriate size for your child. Small hard candies are choking risks for your children
- Inspect all the candy your kids collect before eating
- Only accept commercially wrapped treats, unless from someone you know WELL
- If a candy looks like it’s been tampered with, throw it out. You’re child will have plenty and it isn’t worth the risk
Have a Happy and SAFE Halloween!!!
Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.