When children think of October they think of Halloween, candy, fun costumes and trick-or-treating! But for parents, the thought of Halloween is a little different.
Parents are always thinking about their children and their safety, especially when out trick-or-treating. At Capital Area Healthy Start we want you to have a fun, friendly and safe Halloween.
Here are some key components to having a safe and fun Halloween experience.
- Chose a costume that can be easily seen late at night
- Add reflective tape to costumes and candy buckets
- Look for costumes labeled “flame retardant”
- Always trick-or-treat under supervision until an appropriate age
- Always travel in a group, never break off and go alone
- Walk on sidewalks, not streets
- Only go up to houses that have their porch lights on
- Travel on well-lit roads
- Check that all treats are still sealed and within the expiration date
Everyone loves a good Halloween scare, but not when it comes to safety. Make sure you and your children know these vital components of a family-friendly Halloween!
Read more about Halloween safety here, https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/halloween.html