Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, parents and children need to know how to make good decisions when it comes to trick-or-treating. Costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating are all part of the Halloween tradition, but along with the fun come rules. Everyone must be aware of the "dos" and "don'ts" for making this holiday a safe one for your kids.

  • Make sure to buy costumes that are flame resistant and that are not flammable, costume that is made of polyester and not cotton.
  • When it comes to masks, children need to pick out one that fits. Often times, they are too big. That means children cannot see where they are going. Children should instead use face paint.
  • Even if your kids can see while they're out trick-or-treating, motorists may not be able to see them. Use reflective tape or light colors on your child's costume. Glow sticks or flashlights are a good idea.
  • Children should only trick-or-treat at homes that they know, or in their immediate neighborhood. One parent should stay in the car, while the other one walks with the children to make sure they are safe.
  • Only give away pre-packaged candy. Children should not take anything that has not been wrapped by a factory or manufacturer.