Trick or Treat Safety Tips

trick or treat safetyIt’s almost that time of year again. Goblin’s, Ghosts and Witches oh my! One of the best times children and parents look forward to, Halloween.  Safety is very important when headed out for Trick or Treat. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe. 

1. Plan a route in advance.

Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.

2. Comfy Shoes

Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Girls in dresses should avoid heels, and all shoelaces should be double-tied to avoid tripping in the dark.

3. Stay Well-lite

Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume to ensure they are seen by drivers on the road. Also, carry a flashlight with you to keep your child’s path lit at all times.

4. Keep customs short

Long costumes that drag on the ground can be dangerous, especially at night. After purchasing your child’s costume, make sure it’s an appropriate length, and hem anything that’s too long to avoid tripping.

5. Use flexible props

Try to avoid costumes that have weapons as accessories. But if your child’s costume won’t be complete without a weapon, make sure it is rubber or plastic. Choose a prop that won’t cause injury to your child or their friends.

6. Check your child’s candy.

When sorting through candy at the end of the night, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.

Looking for a safe and fun atmosphere for your family this year? Check out Trick or Treat on Main St. on Oct. 26th 4-6pm.  Downtown Stafford Springs, CT.

Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance

Protecting YOU is our Job.

Source info: Readers Digest

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