Halloween is right around the corner and with that comes adorable costumes, and trick-or-treating for most families. It is important to remember some key things when taking your precious little ones trick-or-treating for some delicious candy! According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, the following acrostic is used to help you remember how to have a SAFE HALLOWEEN!
|Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.|
|Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.|
|Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.|
|Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.|
|Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.|
|Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.|
|Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.|
|Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearingdecorative contact lenses.|
|Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.|
|Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.|
|Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.|
|Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.|
|Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.|
Are there any tips that you have in addition to the ones stated here?
Thanks, Center for Disease Control & Prevention for these great tips.