Is Halloween one of your favorite holidays?
Since I’m a kid at heart – and I have a huge sweet tooth – I really enjoy Halloween. For me, one of the great things about Halloween is that I have two daughters who love to scour our neighborhood for sweet treats.
While Halloween can be a lot of fun (and the treats tasty!), it’s important to keep these safety tips in mind. They can help keep your family, as well as others visiting your neighborhood, safe.
- If you’re driving during trick-or-treat hours, keep your eyes on the road and stay distraction free. Avoid using cell phones and other electronic devices.
- Continually scan crosswalks and intersections.
- Remind younger children not to talk to strangers and to stay out of their homes or cars. While this may seem obvious, kids get excited when it’s time to trick-or-treat.
- If you have older children and you’re not going with them, find out what route they plan to travel and check up on them periodically via a call or text message.
- Always examine candy for defects in the manufacturers’ packaging. Encourage your kids not to eat homemade goodies.
- If your local community’s trick-or treat hours are after daylight, make sure your children have a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective material attached to their costumes.
- If your dog or cat loves Halloween as much as you do, please refrain from giving them a chocolate treat. Chocolate can be deadly!
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