In a matter of weeks, superheroes, firefighters, witches and princesses will be filling sidewalks in their annual hunt for Halloween candy.
With so many little goblins out and about, it’s important to remember some key safety tips to ensure the holiday is enjoyable – and safe – for everyone. The National Safety Council offers some valuable reminders.
An adult should go trick-or-treating with young children. If your children are older and going alone with friends, plan and review a route that is acceptable and known to everyone.
Agree on a specific time the trick-or-treating will end, and teach your children to never enter a strangers home or car. Also, remind your kids to save the candy gourging until they return home so you can look for any suspicious items.
Stick to your neighborhood and with areas you are familiar. These areas should be well-lit; avoid houses that don’t have their porch light on.
If children will be out after sunset, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and treat bags, or add a glow stick necklace to their costume. Avoid masks that might obstruct their vision.
If you will be driving through neighborhoods during peak trick-or-treating, slow down and keep these safety tips in mind:
What could be cuter than a small child in a hardhat knocking at your door? Putting together a line technician costume is easy and a great way to show appreciation for the hard work done by these utility employees. The following graphic gives you all the pieces you need.
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