Safety for your little Trick or Treaters
Trick or Treat should be fun and memorable, but it can also be a time to be extra careful with candy and your little ones.
We have included some links to some helpful sites that give you tips on how to be safe this halloween season. Things to remember such as food allergies and choking hazards, and to always inspect your child’s candy before they enjoy the treats.
Be careful and have fun this holiday season!
FDA site on Halloween Candy Tips
10 Tips from National Day Calendar Halloween Safety Month:
- If you’re sending kids out trick-or-treating, make sure they have something bright and reflective on their costumes. That way, people driving will be able to see them after dark.
- Make sure your child can see! Masks and large hats or wigs can block vision. If you can use makeup instead of a mask, it’s not a bad idea.
- All costumes should be fire-resistant.
- Accompany your little ones on their neighborhood trick-or-treating if they are under 13 years of age. (This can depend on the child, and where you live.)
- Tell your kids to stay in large groups, and in as much light as possible if they’re out alone after dark.
- If possible, allow them to carry a cell phone for quick, easy communication.
- Agree on a time that your children should be back at home.
- If you are out driving, remember that kids tend to dart across streets, and generally aren’t paying as much attention to their surroundings as we hope. Slow down, and keep your eyes peeled.
- Make sure any Halloween makeup is non-toxic and taken off before bed.
- Mainly, remember to stay alert, have a few rules for little ones, and have a fun, safe Halloween night!