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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

Children following Halloween safety tips while trick-or-treating

Halloween is an exciting day for families around the world. Children go trick-or-treating, attend Halloween parties, and participate in all the spooky festivities the holiday brings. Here are 15 ways to make sure your family stays safe while enjoying Halloween fun this year!

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

While trick-or-treating is a fun Halloween tradition, it’s important to know it can also come with some extra risks. This is because there are more cars on the road, and more families walking in the dark.

If your family plans to trick-or-treat this year, use these Halloween safety tips to ensure you stay safe while trick-or-treating:

  1. Always accompany young children.
  2. Trick-or-treat in safe, familiar areas. Always know your way home.
  3. Stay in well-lit areas.
  4. Walk on sidewalks whenever possible.
  5. Be extra observant of cars. Always look both ways before crossing the street.
  6. Have an adult carry a cellphone, in case of emergencies.
  7. Use flashlights, glowsticks, reflective tape, and light-colored clothing to ensure that you are seen in the dark.
  8. Only visit homes that have their porch lights on, indicating that they welcome trick-or-treaters.
  9. Never go inside a stranger’s home, even if you’re invited in.
  10. Before eating any candy, have a trusted adult confirm that it’s safe to eat.

Halloween Candy Safety Tips

While it can be so exciting to return home with a bag full of candy, it’s important that a trusted adult checks to ensure everything is safe to eat. Here are some of the things you should look out for when checking your child’s Halloween candy:

  1. Homemade items (unless from a trusted household)
  2. Unwrapped candy or wrapping with holes
  3. Expired items
  4. Choking hazards or candy with small pieces
  5. Food allergies

If you’re ever uncertain about a piece of candy – throw it out!

We hope your family has a happy and safe Halloween. Happy trick-or-treating!

Staying in this Halloween? Here are some fun Halloween-themed activities to enjoy at home:

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