News from ServiceMaster by Ayotte

On October 26, 2018

Halloween Safety Tips

Let’s “creep” it real everyone! Halloween is right around the corner and for young children, it’s the best night of the year! But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful. Here are some safety tips so there is no “double double toil and trouble”! 

  • For costumes make sure to choose bright colors or have some type of reflective material so your child will be more visible in the dark.
  • Make sure your child knows to only go to homes with outside lights on.
  • Make a plan. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult and you should establish a pre-planned route for kids over 12.
  • Label all clothing with name, address, and phone number in case you and your child get separated.
  • Practice street safety, make sure your child knows to look both ways before crossing the street and to stay on sidewalks at all times.
  • Before eating treats, inspect your child’s candy and makes sure to discard anything slightly or not wrapped, or if they have any allergies.
  • Make sure to drive extra safely on Halloween - enter and exit driveways carefully, drive slowly and eliminate distractions while driving.
  • Take extra time to look for children who may dart out as they are excited for the holiday!