Halloween is a fun time for everyone. If you have trick-or-treaters in the house, here are a few safety tips to keep top of mind, provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
Test out make-up ahead of time before applying it on Halloween. Test on a small area first, and remove before bedtime to prevent possible skin irritation.
Refrain from using colored contact lenses that can cause serious eye injuries.
Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, flexible and soft.
Wear well-fitting, costumes, masks and shoes to avoid blocked visibility, trips and falls.
Adults should accompany kids as they knock on doors throughout the neighborhood, walking together in groups.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help driver visibility.
Enter homes only when accompanied by a trusted adult. Visit homes that are well lit.
Hold a flashlight while out walking to help you see where you are going, and help others see you. Always walk, don't run in the darkness from house to house.
Look both ways before crossing the street, and use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Examine all treats collected on the outing and discard anything that looks tampered with or could cause a choking hazard. Eat only factory-wrapped treats, and avoid homemade ones made by strangers. Also, monitor the candy intake after you get home!
If you are hosting trick-or-treaters and party guests make the event festive and safe.
Be sure all walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles to prevent falls.
Keep candle-lit jack o'lanterns away from doorsteps, walkways, landings and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
Conside more healthier options for the treats served during Halloween parties.
Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!
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