It's Halloween and time for trick-or-treating with your little one! I'm sure your kids are pretty pumped too. I know as a parent to three little kids, I'm almost as excited as they are! We are pretty fortunate that we live near a neighborhood that loves Halloween. We walk in a parade with the kids and then go trick-or-treating right after. It's very cute to see all the dressed up and marching in the parade with big smiles on their little faces. The nice thing is that this year since Halloween is on a school night, they are doing the parade and the trick-or-treating fairly early. I'm happy that it will still be light out so the kids are safe. The CDC(Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has listed some great tips to stay safe this Halloween. Here they are!
S-Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
A-Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
E-Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
H-Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
A-Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
L-Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
L-Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
O- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
W-Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
E- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers
E- Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
N-Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween!