Tips for Safe Trick-Or-Treating
- If you can, get all of your trick-or-treating done before dark. This is especially important for the little ones out there.
- If you go out at night, carry a flashlight.
- Plan your trick-or-treating route in advance and stick to it.
- If you have older children and allow them to trick-or-treat as a group without an adult, make sure at least one child has a cell phone.
- Parents should wear something reflective, particularly if your children's costumes are dark or hard to see.
- If you can, choose a costume for your child that is reflective or made of bright colors that can easily be seen by any drivers in your neighborhood.
- Make sure any masks fit comfortably and don't prevent your child from seeing or breathing comfortably.
- Go only to houses you know.
- Consider going to a local mall or community event if you are worried about going door-to-door this year.
- Check your child's candy before you let them eat it.
- Only allow your child to have homemade treats if they were made by neighbors you know and trust.
- If it's particularly warm where you live, make sure that children don't become overheated in their costumes, and take plenty of water breaks.
What are your children going to be for Halloween this year?