Safe Halloween

Here is a fun, safe acronym to help keep our little monsters safe!

S-Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A-Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F-Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E-Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

H-Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

A-Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L-Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

L-Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O-Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W-Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E-Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E-Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

N-Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.( Source http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/  )