Friday, October 31, 2014

Tips to Stay Safe Trick-or-Treating

Happy Halloween! Many of you will be out and about with your children and family trick-or-treating and enjoying the festivities the holiday brings this evening. We hope you have a great time, but want to just make sure you brush up on some safety ahead of time. This way, you can have a wonderful time while remaining safe.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

1.  When thinking about your costume, make sure to pick costumes that are light and bright enough and can be seen by motorists and other trick-or-treaters. Many of our costumes even have great reflective taping on them which is great and insures you'll be seen!

2.  Have your child carry a flashlight with them to ensure they can see and be seen. There are a wide variety of flashlights safety light sticks, or light batons to chose from, making yours and your child's safety top priority.
3.  If you're expecting trick-or-treaters you should consider dropping a long-lasting, safety light stick into your jack-o-lanterns instead of a candle to avoid a potentially dangerous or harmful situations regarding long costumes.

4. If wearing a mask or hat, make sure it fits securely and the eyes are large enough to allow full vision to ensure safety when crossing the street, avoiding obstacles, etc.

5. Choose to trick-or-treat at safe homes, and plan your route accordingly.  Go to those of which have outside lights on signaling that trick-or-treaters are happily welcomed.
6. Warn children not to eat any treats until all of it has been inspected by an adult .

7. Young children should always be accompanied by an adult to be properly supervised. Adults should also carry flashlights or light sticks to remain easily identifiable to their children. Or perhaps you could consider a safety vest with reflective trim.

Anything done in the dark poses some threats--but some extra precautions can help keep you and your family safe on this fun holiday. Be sure to be prepared, sneak some candy for yourself, and most of all, have a great time!

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