Halloween Safety Tips

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Boo! It’s time to get dressed up and trick or treat your way through the neighborhood. Whether you are dressed as the Addams Family or the newest superheroes, it’s important to follow a few best practices to make sure your family – and the hard-earned candy – all make it home safely.

Before You Leave

If you are going to be trick or treating at night, be sure to make you or your child’s costume reflective so they are visible in the dark. It’s also a good idea to carry a glow stick or flashlight so you can see where you are going. And don’t forget to layer up! It’s already snowed in parts of the state, so temperatures could be chilly.

Trick or Treating

While out and about make sure that kids are accompanied by a responsible older sibling, teenager, or adult who can keep them out of trouble. Kids should also follow general safety rules such as looking both ways before crossing the street, not entering strange houses or cars, and sticking with a group because there is safety in numbers.

When You Return

When the ghosts and goblins return from their hunt for candy, make sure they take off all costume jewelry and makeup to prevent any skin or eye irritation while they sleep. It’s also a good idea to check the treasure (candy) for anything spoiled or unwrapped. It’s also possible there will be treats that are not appropriate for toddlers, so make sure to take out any choking hazards such as small toys or gum!

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