Safety for Halloween

Have your kids trick-or-treat in areas where there are a lot of people around. They should also avoid taking short-cuts through alleys and parking lots.

Taking turns when trick-or-treating

When trick or treating have kids wait at the end of the line before you go to the door if there are people there before you. Pushing only results in accidents and spilled treat bags.

Wearing makeup for halloween?

Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.

Treking for halloween tip

Walking around the neighborhood with a toddler for Halloween? Bring a stroller or wagon. That way if they get tired of walking you have a back up plan that doesn’t involve you carrying them.

Eating before going trick-or-treating

A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats

Halloween safety tip

If your kids are old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, tell your kids to stay in a group.

Flashlights at Halloween

Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin.

Manners at Halloween

When trick or treating have kids wait at end of the line before going to door if there are people there before you.

Trick-or-treat safety tip

When going out trick-or-treating, fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

The better halloween mask

Halloween masks are a chore, and it’s the first thing a tot will rip off when trick-or-treating, instead of masks, have your kids wear make-up so they can see better.

Planning a party for Halloween?

Partying on Halloween? Unless you plan to take your guests on their quest for candy, you should pick a night other than the 31st. 

Keeping together when trick-or-treating

If your kids are old enough to trick-or-treat without an adult, tell your kids to stay in a group.

Pumpkin danger

Keep clear of pumpkins that contain lighted candles. These are sometimes a magnet for curious children, who may try to touch, pick up, or peek inside them.

Halloween party menus

When deigning a spooky menu for halloween, serve finger foods that come in Halloween colors, such as orange slices, Cheetos, baby carrots, cheddar cheese cubes, Ho-Hos, black licorice, and blackberries.

Removing items for trick-or-treaters

To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.

Halloween and good manners

Halloween is a good opportunity to teach good manners. Always be polite and say trick or treat. Then make sure you say thank you after you receive the treat.

Watch toddler tripping on Halloween night

Tots tend to trip & fall under the best of conditions, take extra precautions on Halloween night.

Costume safety

Look for flame-resistant labels when buying costumes, masks, beards, and wigs.

Jack-o-lanterns and kid costumes

If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch don’t use candles, use a batter operated alternative.

Going house to house on Halloween

When trick or treating tell kids to just stand outside the door, not right up to the door. Never go inside the house. If they insist you go inside, run to the next house and report the incident so the police can check it out.