We know a number of little ones will be out searching for candy in a variety of costumes. Here are some tips to keeping your children safe while doing so.
- According to the NHTSA, twice as many children are hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Make sure your child’s costume is highly visible to oncoming cars. Use reflective tape on their costumes and/or bags. Remind your children to look both ways prior to crossing the street.
- Encourage your children to leave their cellphones in their pockets while walking. Texting and walking is just about as dangerous as texting and driving.
- Remind your children to stay out of the houses and cars of strangers.
- Do not let your children wear decorative contact lens, these lead to a number of ER visits each year.
- Only let your children eat factory-wrapped treats. Even a well intentioned homemade treat may contain allergens or contaminants.
- Make sure they stay away from lit candles and wear a flame-resistant costume.
- Have fun!