Halloween Safety From Family First Life

Halloween is here, and kids and adults alike will be joining in on the fun. Family First Life wanted to put together a few tips to keep the ones you love safe and sound in this spooky season! 

 

Creative costumes are a ton of fun but should also be safe. Remember to make sure kids can be seen by drivers at night. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and try to dress in light colors. Masks can obstruct vision, so chose makeup or face paint if possible. Carry glow sticks or flashlights so you can see better, as well as be seen by drivers.

 

Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Don't forget to consider treats for allergic kids. Food allergies in children are on the rise. Having a teal-colored pumpkin means you can provide non-food treats for kids who can be harmed by certain foods. Learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project here - https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project

 

Using a candle to illuminate a pumpkin can be dangerous. Costumes, paper decorations, and ornamental straw can easily catch on fire. Instead of a traditional candle, use one powered by batteries.

 

Avoid letting trick-or-treaters go out alone. Walk the neighborhood in groups or with a trusted adult.

 

Keep your pets in the house and away from the front door on the holiday. All forms of chocolate—especially baking or dark chocolate—can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats.