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Halloween Safety Tips!

With Halloween only a few days away, here are some important safety tips! 

Costume Safety:

  • Costumes, wigs, & accessories should be fire-resistant.
  • Be seen! Reflective tape should be attached to costumes & bags or glow sticks, or flashlights should be used.
  • Use Halloween makeup rather than masks which can obscure vision.
  • If using makeup, ensure it is nontoxic and always test in a small area first to see if any irritation occurs. Remove all makeup before bed to prevent skin & eye irritation.

Trick or Treat Safety:

  • An adult should always accompany young children.
  • If older children are going a lone, create a plan, review a route of where they can go, agree on a specific time children should return home.
  • Teach children to NEVER enter a strangers’ home or car.
  • Travel in familiar and well lit areas.
  • Always cross the street at crosswalks or corners.
  • Teach children to not eat any treats until they return home to allow adults to check for any evidence or tampering and food allergies.

Safety for Motorists:

Did you know that Twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year?

  • Slow down & be alert! Kids are excited on Halloween and may run into the street.
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys with caution.
  • Watch for children wearing dark costumes at night.
  • As always, keep phones down so you are not distracted.

Healthy Alternatives to Candy:

  • pretzels
  • goldfish
  • veggie straws
  • fruit leather
  • healthy fruit snacks
  • fruit
  • popcorn
  • granola bars

Nonfood Options:

  • glow sticks
  • stickers
  • bubbles
  • play dough
  • slime
  • pencils
  • small toys

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