‘Tis the Spookseason

You may be thinking I’m a month too early, but let’s be honest, spring had just begun and your thoughts were partying it up somewhere in spooky town. It’s that time of the year every Halloween enthusiast looks forward to. With all the excitement of deciding what costumes to choose from, which decorations are the creepiest, how to set up parties and what treats to handout; there is too much going on. We seldom remember about the safety precautions that should be taken into consideration around this time of year.

If you’re a parent, the safety of your children is undoubtedly your main concern. According to Kids Health [1] and American Academy of Pediatrics [2], listed below are a few tips to keep your trick-or-treaters safe while they’re out on their candy hunt.

  • Have your children wear glow sticks or reflective wrist bands, so they can be seen by cars driving on the road at night
  • Give your children a light snack prior to trick-or-treating, so they feel less tempted to open their candy until they’ve arrived home.
  • Younger children should be accompanied by a trusted adult at all times
  • If your older children are going alone, teach them:
    • only to visit homes that have a porch light on
    • under no circumstances it’s okay to enter a stranger’s home or vehicle for treats
    • always stick in groups
    • stay on the sidewalks and only cross streets on crosswalks
  • Make sure your children know your contact information in case they get lost

Follow more tips below to keep your little beasties safe and sound; best witches and have a Boo-tiful Halloween!

[1] http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/halloween.html#

[2] https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Halloween-Safety-Tips.aspx

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