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On Behalf of | Oct 28, 2015 | Safety

There will be many children out trick-or-treating and attending various fall activities. Here are some safety tips you can follow this Halloween to have a safe and fun night.

Make sure all costumes are safe and fit properly. They should not be too tight or too big. If you have on a mask, you want to make sure you can see out of the mask properly to prevent you from falling or tripping. You should not use any sharp or extra large props with your costumes. If you are applying any type of product to your skin, you should always try it on a small area before applying to entire area. You want to do this to prevent the possibility of any type of irritation or allergic reaction.

You should also always go trick-or-treating with friends or family. You should never go trick-or-treating alone. Take any and all precautions when walking in the streets at nighttime. To make sure all drivers can see you, put various reflectors on your costumes or trick-or-treating bags. You can also use a flashlight while trick-or-treating so that you can see where you are going. Illumination is key! With heavy rain in the forecast, it is even more important to remain visible and trick-or-treat in well lit areas. Always remember to look both ways before crossing the street. Try to use crosswalks or sidewalks at any time you can. If there are no crosswalks or sidewalks then walk as far toward the edge of the road as you can, facing the traffic to stay safe. You should not enter homes and never ride with strangers.

At the end of the night you should always check your candy before consumption to look for any signs that the candy has been damaged. You should only eat candy that is made and wrapped properly. You should never eat any homemade treats from strangers. Make sure not to eat too much candy while you are trick-or-treating.

If having a party, you should offer your party guest healthy snacks including fruits and vegetables. You can also keep children active by playing various party games. Make sure all areas are well lit if doing activities at night time. If you are using flames or candles to light an area, make sure they are kept out of the reach of children. You should always stay away from any flames that are being used for decorations.

We at Kilpatrick & Philley, PLLC hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.