By now the costumes are done and you're getting ready to head out to round up some goodies. We've got some last minute safety tips for you and the kids to keep the holiday fun and safe.
- Trim costumes and bags with reflective tape that glows in the dark.
- Costumes should be flame-resistant and fit properly.
- Safety check: Be sure the child'??s vision is unobstructed from masks, face paint or hats. Costumes that are too long may cause kids to trip and fall, trim or hem their costumes as necessary.
- Children should wear sturdy, comfortable, slip-resistant shoes to avoid falls.
- Remind your kids to walk on sidewalks and never cut across yards or driveways. They should also obey all traffic signals and remain in designated crosswalks when crossing the street.
- Designate and adult to keep an eye on the trick or treaters.
- Trick-or-treaters should only approach houses that are well lit.
- Both children and parents should carry flashlights to see and be seen.
- Be aware of neighborhood dogs when trick-or-treating and remember that these pets can impose a threat when you approach their home.
- It'??s also a good idea to carry a cell phone while trick-or-treating in case of an emergency. If your kids are heading out alone, set a mandatory time for them to check in.
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