The Halloween season can be a lot of fun – kids running around dressed as tiny pumpkins and superheroes; haunted houses; pumpkin picking and trick-or-treating. With all of the activities surrounding Halloween it is important that we exercise caution and make sure the holiday doesn’t turn into a nightmare.
1. Stay away from unwrapped candy and treats
Don’t take any chances with unwrapped treats in the trick-or-treating bowl. Not only is it unsafe to take these from strangers, but just think how many other kids are sticking their hands into the bowl.
2. Be cautious if you are sending your kids out on their own
Your kids may want to be out with their friends without being escorted by their parents. Because it gets darker earlier, it’s not a bad idea to make sure that at least one parent is out with the kids. Have fun with it –dress up with the kids – and keep them safe!
3. Watch out for kids crossing and running into the streets
As you are drive around town, be cautious of kids running across the street. Darker costumes may be hard to pick out. So drive slower - just in case.