The fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner. Fortunately for me I have two kids which means I’m going trick or treating and eating 20lbs of chocolate on November 1st. Don’t worry I’ll give them a few pieces!
To prepare you and your family for a safe and secure Halloween follow these child safety tips from the Center for Disease Control:
- One basic Halloween safety tip is to avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Fasten reflective tape to Halloween costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of Halloween treats you eat.
- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
- Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
- Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. For your child’s safety, avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
- Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
- To prevent fires, never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
- (Because 13 is a scary number) When I was a teen kids would be foolish and dangerous and douse someone’s head with hair removal products. It’s dangerous, stupid and can cause irreversible damage to the eyes, and is poisonous if ingested.