Halloween trick or treat safety tips
Halloween ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be roaming the streets on October 31st. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to make sure your little trick-or-treater is safe.
- Make sure your child is dressed in a costume that is: bright, easily visible, a proper fit, comfortable, and does not cover his/her face (use hypoallergenic, non-toxic make-up). We recommend that you put reflectors on your child’s costume.
- Costumes should be made of fire-resistant material.
- Make sure that the costume is not a tripping hazard.
- Do not use sharp objects as part of the costume.
- Screen your child’s bag of candy. Throw away candies and other foods that are not in wrappers.
- Keep hard candies and other small items out of reach of infants and toddlers.
- Supervise your child around lit pumpkins and never leave your lit pumpkin unattended. Use flashlights instead of candles in the pumpkins.
- Supervise your child as he/she crosses the street.
- Make sure that children have adult supervision when trick-or-treating. Encourage a buddy system if your older child is out trick or treating alone.
- Trick-or-treat in familiar neighbourhoods at homes that you know.
- Teach children to stop and check for cars at driveway entrances, street corners and alleys.