Too many kids get hurt in car accidents; bike accidents; and walking accidents as they trick-or-treat on Halloween night. Thus, you can never be reminded too many times of how to avoid your little one from being hurt. Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross:
- Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, NOT in the street.
- Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks, and low-flying brooms.
- Cross the street only at the corner.
- Wear reflective tape on the costume or the candy bag.
- Plan your route and share it with your family.
- Carry a flashlight to light your way.
- Accept your treats at the door and never go into a stranger’s house.
- Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating. Don’t eat candy if the package is already opened.
Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment–not injury. Just a bit more precaution can save you a trip to the emergency room with your witch, goblin or superhero!
Have a safe Halloween!!