Halloween Safety Tips!

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Keep your little ghouls and ghosts safe this wicked weekend!


How to Have a Happy Halloween!

Halloween is a fun and festive holiday that both kids and adults love. From carving pumpkins to making costumes, the whole holiday offers ways to be creative, celebrate and have fun.

To make sure your Halloween is as fun as possible, follow these safety tips to keep you and your kiddos safe!

S.

Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

A.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F.

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E.

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

H.

Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and to help others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.

A.

Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L.

Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

L.

Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O.

Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W.

Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.

E.

Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E.

Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

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Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone:

Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie snacks and drinks. For guests, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
Be sure walking areas and stairs are well lit and free of obstacles that could cause someone to fall.
Keep candle-lit jack-o’-lanterns away from doorsteps, walkways, landings and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children and never leave them unattended.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO DRIVE CAREFULLY ON HALLOWEEN! The peak time for trick or treating is from 5:30 until 9:30 pm. Please be extra careful while driving during these times to avoid an accident.

Have a Happy Halloween!!

References

cdc.gov


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