Halloween Safety Tips You Should Know
Glens Falls trick-or-treaters, parents, and homeowners should consider these helpful safety tips when planning their Halloween celebrations. Whether you're walking about, distributing candy, or enjoying the post-Halloween sugar rush, consider these basic safety guidelines for a great Halloween.
- Adults should accompany children.
- Follow all traffic rules.
- Only walk on sidewalks and designated paths.
- Keep an eye out for cars that are turning, backing up, or coming out of parking spaces.
- Plan a route that has few street crossings.
- Wear reflective tape on costumes so drivers can see you.
- Carry flashlights (spooky and safe, awesome!).
- Face paint is advised over masks to increase visibility.
- No rides from strangers.
- Ideally, the route should circle back to your home.
- Clear your yard of debris and items.
- Make sure your house is well lit for trick-or-treaters.
- Use glowsticks instead of candles for jack-o-lanterns.
- Restrain pets that may scare trick-or-treaters.
- Keep the horror safe - don't terrorize little kids, please.
- Consider providing options for healthy treats.
Candy Health & General Safety
- Know if your child has specific allergies or candies that he or she cannot eat.
- Only approach houses that are well lit.
- Trick-or-treating usually takes place between 5:30pm and 9:30pm.
- Limit the amount of candy kids eat.
- Examine treats for choking hazards or tampering.
- Make sure the kids eat healthy, full meals the day of trick-or-treating.
- Try to ration those treats once Halloween is over and the candy is hanging around the house!