Halloween is just a couple of days away, so we here at Charming Chick want to share a few quick tips to ensure that trick-or-treating is fun and safe for all.
Halloween Safety Tips
~ Halloween costumes should fit properly.
~ Children should be able to see well through their masks; cut eye holes larger if needed.
~ Make sure that costumes are not dragging on the floor or present a risk for tripping.
~ If you are trick-or-treating in a cold climate, layer heavier clothing under the halloween costume to keep warm.
~ Use hypoallergenic make-up to help prevent an allergic reaction.
~ Put reflective tape on the costume so the trick-or-treaters can be seen by those driving in cars.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
~ Children should always be accompanied by an adult while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.
~ Bring a flashlight and glow sticks so you can see and be seen in the dark. Be sure to shine the flashlight on the sidewalk to prevent tripping over objects.
~ Leave your pets at home. It might seem like a good idea to bring the family dog along while trick-or-treating but it really isn't. Dogs and other animals don't understand masks and can get spooked. It's unsafe for them and for others because you never know how they will react if they are fearful or feel threatened.
~ Use sidewalks. This is the best practice and will keep you and your little ghosts and goblins much safer.
~ Only trick-or-treat on well-lit streets. Darker streets make it much harder for cars to spot you and the most important thing to do is to ensure that everyone can see you clearly.
~ This Halloween go in a group. The larger the group you go with, the more visible you are to cars. Plus, it's really fun to go with other friends and family.
~ ONLY go to houses who have their porch light on.
~ As we mentioned before, keep pets at home but you'll also want to make sure that they are inside and safe during Halloween. Black cats are said to be especially vulnerable so keep them indoors (along with all your pets).
~ If you are handing out candy, keep your porch light on
~ When you return home from trick-or-treating look over the candy carefully. Thow out anything that looks tampered with or is homemade by someone you don't know.
Have a very Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!