Halloween is coming up! It can be easy to get caught up in this busy time of year and getting your children and their costumes ready. It’s important to keep in mind these important safety guidelines to ensure your children’s safety:

  • Plan for your children’s costumes to be bright and reflective, if possible. If they are spending time outside in the dark on Halloween, this will help keep them in plain sight of cars passing by. Using reflective tape can also be a great option if your child’s costume is dark.
  • Be careful about the kinds of masks your children wear. They can often block the full range of sight, leading to potential hazards. Consider face paint/makeup instead.
  • If your child has allergies, make sure they watch what they eat and wait until they have a parent to help them sort through their candy. This ensures their safety as you’ll be able to sort out the candy they’re allergic to.
  • If your young children are out trick-or-treating, a responsible adult should always be accompanying them. Just because they are with a group of friends, doesn’t protect them from the potential dangers of being around a neighborhood alone.
  • If you’re a motorist during trick-or-treating hours, watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs. Always enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully, and at twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.

Follow these tips to ensure a spooky and safe Halloween this year!