Have fun, stay safe: Safety tips for Halloween

Trick or Treat

Halloween is a wonderful time of year for children to express their creativity and use their imagination.   Unfortunately, Halloween can also be dangerous for youngsters if parents do not take the proper precautions to protect their children.

  • Do not let children wear costumes that are long, baggy or loose, as they are tripping hazards and are hard to walk in.

  • Choose costumes, wigs and accessories made from fire-retardant material.

  • Select brightly colored costumes so that motorist can see children as they trick-or-treat.  Also add strips of reflective tape to your children’s outfits and treat bags.

  • Buy face make-up that is labeled "FDA Approved" or "Non-toxic" to avoid adverse allergic reactions.

  • Do not allow children under age 12 to trick-or-treat alone and help older children plan out a safe route before they leave the house.

  • Instruct children to never approach a car to accept treats.

Information provided by Pam McCarthy, First Weber Group Insurance.

Thanks for reading the First Weber Group Wisconsin real estate blog and have a happy and safe Halloween.

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