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Halloween Safety Tips
Before you hit the streets on Halloween, make sure that you and your family get the most out of the night by playing it safe. Here are a few recommendations for a safe night of trick-or-treating:
- Keep your eyes on the road – According to the American Association of Pediatrics’ Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention, pedestrian injuries to children are the most common injuries during Halloween. Speak with your children in advance and set the rule to not cross streets without parent verbal approval (and maybe holding your hand).
- Stay on sidewalks – The American Association of Pediatrics recommends staying on well-lit streets and to always use the sidewalk. They suggest that if no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
- No going inside – We’re lucky to live where we live and we all “feel safe” but a simple rule to not go inside a house is can be a safety measure to consider but also a way of being respectful to homeowners who are generous enough to pass out treats (or tricks).
- Bring a flashlight – Kids love flashlights! Depending on the age of your kids, in my opinion, flashlights can add some much-needed confidence! I’ve personally noticed that my kids are more confident when they have a flashlight in the dark. You can likely pick up a flashlight at Rite Aide or the local hardware store here in town if you don’t have one already.
- Eat the treats when you get home – The FDA suggests that children should not be able to snack on treats from their good bags while they’re out trick-or-treating. This gives you an opportunity to inspect the treats before they eat any of it.