Planning For Trick-or-Treating
1 Choose costumes for your child that fit properly. Kids can easily trip and injure themselves if the costume drags on the ground.
2 Make sure all costumes are made of fire-retardant material.
3 Apply makeup instead of having the child wear a mask. If she insists on wearing a mask, make sure there are sufficient air holes around the nose/mouth and large openings for the eyes.
4 Look for a costume with reflective pieces on them, especially on the back. You can also apply reflective tape to the costume yourself.
5 Arm your child with a flashlight and cell phone, so she can easily be spotted and reached.
6 Plan ahead and discuss with your child which routes you will take and where to meet if you get separated.
While You Are Trick-or-Treating
1 Make sure children, generally under 12 years old, are accompanied by an adult at all times.
2 Remind kids of importance of walking instead of running. Don’t allow kids to cut through yards or alleyways.
3 Teach children to only go to houses with a porch light shining and to never enter a stranger’s house under any circumstance.
4 Make certain kids know to walk on the left side of the road, facing oncoming traffic when sidewalks are not available.
5 Check all candy for possible tampering when you return home. Check for open wrappers and seals broken and discard these!
!!!!!HAPPY SAFE HALLOWEEN!!!!!