The big event is this week. the boys are long past the days of going back and forth on if they are going out but still seem to be looking forward to getting their hands on the house candy. It’s a Saturday night, before fall back, so it should be full of fun. But, it is never a time to forget safety.
|Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.|
|Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.|
|Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.|
|Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.|
|Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.|
|Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.|
|Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.|
|Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.|
|Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.|
|Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.|
|Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.|
|Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.|
|Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.|
Here are some other posts worth reading:
CouponChief.com. They have a guide: https://www.couponchief.com/guides/halloween_safety_tips.
Here’s a short summary:
CouponChief.com’s “A Mother’s Complete Guide to Halloween Safety” is a thorough but simple guide that provides a complete checklist to keep your kids safe on Halloween. Did you know that child pedestrian accidents increase by 4x on that day? The guide is going to walk you through the steps that you can take to make sure your children will avoid injury, but won’t miss out on the fun.
From the Injuryboard:
Halloween Safety Tips Can Keep Scares to a Minimum, David Mittleman | Oct 29, 2015
Safety Begins Before the Candy , Mark Bello | Oct 20, 2015
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