Halloween Safety Tips
Add reflective tape to costumes or trick or treat bags
Make it easy for cars, pedestrians, and you to spot your child and avoid dangers.
Stay on the sidewalk and well-lit streets
Preplan your route to avoid unnecessary stress and always travel with a group.
Test makeup ahead of time
Test on a small patch of skin to test for allergies or sensitive areas.
Keep a close eye on candy
Make sure to examine all treats and to throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
Have an emergency meet up spot
If you get separated from your child, select a recognizable place nearby to meet. Keep a written copy of an emergency number on your child.
Go trick or treating earlier
Typical hours are 5:30pm-9:30pm. Choose earlier hours to avoid darkness or set a curfew if your child is old enough to trick or treat without supervision.
Keep your pets in mind
Pets should remain tightly on a leash with supervision or relaxed indoors. Be mindful of any door ringing that would make your pets anxious.
Enter a stranger’s home or car
Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
Use candles outdoors
These can be a fire hazard. Use flameless candles as a substitute.
Wear a costume that’s too big
When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Wear a mask
Masks can limit or even block eyesight. Use makeup preferably.
Use any accessories that could be considered a weapon
Avoid sharp swords and knifes.
Accept homemade candy, make your own
Teach your child to politely turn down home-baked items and instead create your own treats at home.