Trick or treating safety tips

Dressing up in costumes, visiting a haunted house, going trick or treating are all part of Halloween fun. If your kids are participating, here are some safety tips to consider.

  • Haunted houses can be tricky or terrifying. Make sure your child is mature enough to handle them.
  • Brighter costumes are better. Consider adding reflective tape for greater visibility and avoid masks that make it difficult to see.
  • Have a parent or trustworthy adult accompany your little one as they make their rounds. For older kids, map out a route that you feel comfortable with and encourage them to only go to houses where there is a porch light on. They should also bring a cell phone for safety.
  • When welcoming trick or treaters to your front door, make sure you've cleared the way of anything little feet could trip over.
  • Remember to turn your porch light on.

Halloween is fun and festive– make sure it's safe, too.

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