Halloween Safety Information
The CHRIS WYLIE TEAM would like to reach out to our friends and remind them about Halloween Safety. Keep these tips in mind as you celebrate this Halloween! We hope everyone gets a lot of candy and enjoys their night, all while keeping safe. Count On Chris!
- Never trick-or-treat alone
- Never enter a stranger’s house
- Wear a light-colored costume or put reflective tape on a costume so the child is visible to cars
- Never run across the middle of a street – stay on the sidewalks and cross at crosswalks only
- Make sure children can see clearly if they are wearing a mask
- Don’t eat any goodies until you have inspected them
- Take a flashlight
- For older kids who are going with a group of friends – find out where they are going, with whom, and when they will return.
Halloween Pet Safety:
- Trick-or-Treat candies are not for pets.
- Don’t leave pets out in the yard on Halloween.
- Keep pets confined and away from the door.
- Keep your outdoor cats inside several days before and several days after Halloween.
- Keep Halloween plants such as pumpkins and corn out of reach.
- Don’t keep lit pumpkins around pets.
- Keep wires and electric light cords out of reach.
- Don’t dress your pet in a costume unless you know they’ll love it.
- Try on pet costumes before the big night.
- Keep an ID tag on your pets just in case they do get lost.
Halloween Costume Safety:
Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives.
When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories, look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.
Have a Healthy Halloween:
A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
Try to portion treats for the days following Halloween.
Although sharing is encouraged, make sure items that can cause choking (such as hard candies), are given only to those of an appropriate age.
- A parent or adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds!
Count On Chris!
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