CareNow® - October 28, 2014
by CareNow

Happy Halloween from CareNow! Is your little trick-or-treater excited for the big night?!

Halloween is a fun holiday, but with all the running around (especially in the dark) it can be dangerous. Before putting on your costume, read our Halloween safety tips below to ensure your child has a fun and safe experience.

Stay in Your Neighborhood

Regardless of whether or not you live in a neighborhood or apartment complex, staying close to your home is always a safe option. Make sure your child knows their address and how to get home before trick-or-treating. You can also create a plan for if they get lost or separated from you, such as safe meeting spot or trusted neighbor they can go to. Generally you know your neighbors and in the event of your child getting separated from you, he or she will know how to get home.

Trick-or-Treat in Groups

Are you planning on chaperoning your trick-or-treater’s group? Trick-or-treating in groups makes it easier for adults to see and lessens the chances of getting lost.

Bright up The Night

Before going out, put give your child a glow stick and flashlight (both if you can). They are a great way to stand out in the dark to drivers and other trick-or-treaters. These items can also help your child see avoid tripping on steps or curbs because he or she will be able to see.

Watch What They Eat

Like all children, yours will be eager to empty his or her bag at the end of the night. Before they do this, it’s very important that you go through their “haul” of sugar. Remove any items that contain ingredients that your child is allergic to and be on the look out for candies that are unwrapped.

Take a Night Off From Driving

Halloween is a busy night. The streets around your home will be full of children and families walking about. It’s best to avoid getting into your car.