Halloween Dos and Don’ts

Friday Sep 29th, 2017


Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have also have a safe time, here are some Halloween dos and don’ts.  

  • Do plan costumes that are bright and reflective.  Make sure that shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Do consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Do remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
  • Don’t allow young children to go trick-or-treating without a parent or responsible adult.
  • Don’t go to a home if the porch light isn’t on, and never go into a home or car for a treat.
  • Don’t let children sample their treats until you’ve inspected them and thrown away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.


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