Trick-or-Treating Safety RemindersOctober 31, 2021
Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids, when they get to dress up and go door-to-door asking for tricks or treats. It’s a great time to get to know neighbors, especially if you are new to the community. However, it also presents some dangers, all of which you can hopefully avoid with a few simple rules.
- Glow in the dark. Even the sneakiest ninja needs to be seen by oncoming drivers on Halloween night. Children are nearly four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Use flashlights, reflective materials, and glow sticks to make sure your superheroes and princesses are visible and safe.
- Avoid costume masks that impair vision, since kids need to see clearly when crossing the street.
- Carry hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Not only is COVID-19 still a danger, but so are other seasonal illnesses like flu and RSV. Clean hands are a simple step that helps protect from a range of illnesses.
- Trick-or-treat in a group and stay with your group. It helps to know your route ahead of time, too. The more parents accompany children, the better.
- Be careful with glow sticks. While it’s important to be seen, glow sticks should be handed out carefully to the youngest trick-or-treaters since their contents can be toxic even in small amounts. Hospitals see a marked increase in poisoning incidents involving glow sticks every Halloween.
- Finally, the oldest rule remains valid: check every piece of candy before kids chow down. Wrappers should be intact, seams unbroken.
Truly, the chance of danger on Halloween is small, but following a few simple rules reduces that danger even further. At RHG, we’re hoping for beautiful, clear weather and that all your pirates, fairies, and little monsters get more candy than they can carry!
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