Stay Safe (and Spooooky) This Halloween | Newnan Landscaping

Halloween is a fun holiday for people of all ages. Whether you are trick-or-treating with the kids, or hosting a themed party, it’s important to keep the safety of all in mind as you go out or bring people into your home. Take a look at these important safety tips and guidelines before you start the fun. For even more tips, check out the CDC’s full list of Halloween hazards and solutions.

Stay Visible

When going out after dark, make sure everyone has flashlights and reflective tape on their costumes or clothes. As a driver at night, it can be very difficult to see pedestrians on the side of the road or in the road once it is dark out. If you’re driving after dark, go slow in residential areas and keep an extra close eye out for trick-or-treaters.

Avoid Tripping Hazards

Make sure your child’s costume fits well and won’t cause them to trip or get hurt. Some gowns or capes can be too long and cause a child to trip up when walking. Simply pin these up so they do not get underfoot. You also want to make sure that if your child is wearing a mask, that they can see well enough that they will not walk into something, especially into the street.

Supervise At All Time

Children should always have adult supervision when trick-or-treating. Whether it’s one adult taking a group of neighborhood kids, or all the parents tagging along—it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even with the most well-intentioned kids, the excitement of collecting buckets of candy can make them forget about the safety guidelines and rules they should be following while out trick-or-treating.

Check Your Treats For Tricks

It’s an unfortunate, but necessary part of Halloween—checking through your child’s goodies for things they shouldn’t have. We always hope that no one tries to give kids harmful “treats”, but it’s a great idea to go through their bags at the end of the night to make sure nothing looks suspicious or unwrapped. It’s recommended not to eat homemade treats unless you know the person that made them.

We hope you all have a fun, safe, and spoooooooky Halloween! Again, check the CDC’s website for a more comprehensive look at Halloween hazards and safety before you go out tomorrow evening.

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