Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

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Run through this Halloween safety checklist to make sure your children stay safe while they’re out trick-or-treating!

  • Make trick-or-treating a family activity and go with your children.
  • Dress children in brightly-colored costumes, or attach reflective tape to their costumes, so they are visible to cars. Give everyone a flashlight.
  • Buy flame-resistant wigs, masks and costumes.
  • Make sure that masks and costumes fit properly to minimize accidents. If the mask is too large, cut bigger eye holes or use face paint; if the costume is too long, cut the material down.
  • Buy soft, flexible toy swords, knives and other costume props.
  • Always inspect all your children’s candy before they eat any of it. Throw out any candy that isn’t in its original wrapper or is unwrapped.
  • Remove flowerpots, wires, garden hoses or low tree limbs from your porch or driveway.
  • Leave your porch light on.

Have a spooktacular Halloween!