It’s time to break out that pumpkin costume! Halloween is just around the corner. No matter what kids decide to wear, a safety plan will keep the night going smoothly and keep your little pumpkins happy! As you get ready to take your little one out for trick-or-treating this Halloween, keep these tips in mind. Planning ahead will ensure that you both have an enjoyable and safe time.
- Make sure costumes are bright and easily seen.
- See that masks fit properly and don’t obstruct eyesight or airways. Consider non-toxic makeup, instead.
- Ensure shoes and costumes fit to avoid falls.
- Make sure costumes are flame-retardant.
- Trick-or-treaters should always have an adult chaperone.
- Chaperones should carry a flashlight and cell phone. Bring fresh batteries.
- Avoid costume accessories that could easily cause harm, such as swords or canes.
- Trick-or-treaters should never enter a stranger’s home or car.
- Place emergency identification information discreetly inside clothing of small children.
- Only trick-or-treat at homes that are well lit.
- Trick-or-treaters should eat a healthy meal before going out.
- Watch for signs of candy that has been tampered with.
- Young trick-or-treaters should avoid gum, hard candies and other potential choking hazards.
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