Trick-or Treating Safety
Kids look forward to October because of Halloween. They get to go trick-or-treating and collect heaping bags of candy. But there are some safety measures that need to be put in place first to make sure everyone has a fun and safe night. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Don’t go out alone – Any child 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Pin a piece of paper inside the child’s pocket with their name, address, and phone number in case you get separated. Encourage older children to go with friends, or friends and their parents. Make sure someone in the group has a flashlight with fresh batteries.
Set Ground Rules – If your child will be going trick-or-treating without you, make sure they communicate where they will be, and that they stay with their friends. Make sure they know not to go into houses or cars for a treat, and to only visit houses that are clearly lit.
Inspect treats before eating - Make sure your child eats dinner before going out. Explain to them to not eat any pieces of candy until you can inspect them. Discard anything that’s not sealed, is torn, or anything that looks questionable.
Ration the loot - Keep an eye out for how much your child eats, and don’t let them keep their candy in their rooms.
We hope you and your family have a safe Halloween this year!!!