Trick-or-Treating Tips

Posted on 09/23/2016

Planning to go trick-or-treating for Halloween this year, or going with your kids? Here are some tips from the CDC to keep in mind to make sure it’s a safe experience for everyone.

S: Swords, knives, and other fake props or accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
A: Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Instead, go with a group or trusted adult.
F: Fasten reflective tape to your costume and goodie bag if trick-or-treating in the evening so drivers can see you more easily.
E: Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before consuming them.

H: Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see others and vice versa.
A: Always test costume make-up in a small area first, and remove it before going to sleep to prevent skin or eye irritation.
L: Look both ways before crossing the street, using crosswalks at every opportunity.
L: Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. They may look cool but aren’t worth the risk!
O: Only walk on sidewalks or on the far side of the road facing traffic to avoid accidents.
W: Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision and injury caused by falls.
E: Eat only factory-wrapped treats, avoiding homemade sweets given by those you don’t know.
E: Enter homes with adult supervision, and only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
N: Never walk near lit candles, and choose costumes that are flame-resistant.

Also be sure to have Glow in the Dark Lip Balm on hand so your lips don’t get chapped! We wouldn’t want that, would we? Happy and SAFE trick-or-treating next month!

Source:
http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/