Keep 'Em Safe
- Supervise children under 13. Make sure older kids travel in groups.
- If your trick-or-treater will be walking outdoors, place reflective tape or stickers over his outfit.
- If you’ll be out after sunset, have your child carry a flashlight, so she can see and others can spot her.
- Choose a costume with a light-colored element—such as a painted face or white sneakers. Choose nontoxic and hypoallergenic face paint and cosmetics.
- Make sure your child’s costume fits. Oversized sleeves and hems can cause trips and falls. Make sure a hat doesn’t cover the eyes.
- Only trick or treat at homes your child knows.
- Examine goodies for puncture marks and holes. Throw away any suspicious treats.
- If your child has food allergies, be sure to read every label carefully before letting them sample their finds.
- Ensure that your front entrance is well-lit if you’re welcoming trick-or-treaters.