With the right plan, Halloween can be both fun and safe for your little ghosts and goblins. Here are five questions to ask so your entire family can enjoy a safe and fun evening of trick-or-treating.
Are We Visible?
Add reflective tape to costumes, clothing and candy bags to make it easier for drivers to see you and your group. Put reflective tape or flashing lights on pet leashes or collars. Flashlights and glow sticks will make you more visible and help you see better, too.
How Safe Are Our Costumes?
Costumes, including masks and shoes, should fit well to prevent blocked vision, trips and falls. If you purchase costumes, make sure they are marked as flame-resistant.
Where Are We Going?
It’s best to have a plan before taking your kids trick-or-treating. You should only go to known neighborhoods and houses that have outside lights on. If you have older children going out on their own, have them tell you their plan before they leave.
What Are The Kids Eating?
It’s always a good idea to examine the items your kids have collected before they dig in. And it’s not just about tampering, either. Be aware of choking hazards, too, particularly for young children.
How Are Fido & Fluffy Doing?
Even if your dogs and cats are just hanging out at home while you hand out candy, don’t forget about them. Having people constantly coming to your door can be stressful. You might want to create a comfortable spot for them away from your home’s entrance.
Thank you for choosing Howard Hanna Insurance Services! Whether your night brings tricks or treats, we want to remind you to stay safe. And don’t forget to snag a little leftover candy for yourself, too!