There is more to it than just checking the candy

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner and while all the witches and wizards get ready, let's not forget about safety. For young children, Halloween night is one of the best. Here are some vital tips to ensure the night is a scary success. 

1. Plan a route in advance

Trick-or-treating can take you several streets away from your house. Try mapping out a route before leaving the house. 

2. Wear comfy shoes

Yes, Cinderella wore heals but she also didn't have a heavy bag full of candy. Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Double tie shoes laces to avoid tripping. 

3.  Stay Visible 

Apply reflective tape to your child's costume where you can. Also, carry flashlights or glow sticks to keep your child's path lit at all times. 

4. Make sure all costumes are short

Long costumes that drag can be dangerous, especially at night. After purchasing make sure it's an appropriate length, and hem anything to avoid tripping. 

5. Avoid masks

Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe. If possible, skip the mask and use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead.

6. Always check candy   

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