Halloween is soon approaching! Here are some Safety Tips to help you and your family stay safe during your Trick or Treating.
First step is to wear a great costume! Costumes should be fitted properly to prevent trips and falls. Avoid items such as oversized shoes, high heels, long dresses and long capes. October can be chilly, make sure to dress your child for the weather. Add layers if needed underneath to still show off those awesome costumes. Bringing an extra jacket as well won’t hurt.
Don’t Eat Candy Right Away
Remind children not to eat their treats and goodies until they are examined by an adult at home. And candy should not be eaten if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are also a choking hazard for young children.
Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks – not in the street. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the road facing oncoming traffic. Remind children to look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks, and low-flying brooms. Avoid criss-crossing back and forth across the street. Work your way up one side of the street, and then start on the other while using crosswalks where available.
Costumes should be light-coloured and flame resistant with reflective strips so that children are more easily seen at night. (And remember to put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards, and brooms, too!) Provide yourself or the children with a flashlight to see better if out after dark.