- Purchase only costumes that are flame retardant.
- Make sure your child has your name and phone number on their costume.
- Prevent trips and falls by avoiding shoes with high heels or that are too big and hard for them to walk in. Make sure the costume doesn’t drag the ground.
- Accompany children under 12. Make sure older children go in a group and all ages know their phone number or how to call 911 and be able to give their location. If possible, have them carry a cell phone. Know the route they are going and remind them to only go to homes with porch lights on and on lighted streets.
- Remind children to only cross the street at crosswalks and to walk facing traffic.
- Give kids flashlights with new batteries. If you give them the popular “Glow Sticks” etc… be aware they can break. If they do and they get on skin or in the mouth, rinse quickly with water and if you have any questions or concerns call POISON CONTROL at: 1-800-222-1222.
- Tell kids to stay in their neighborhoods and only go to homes they know. NEVER go into strangers’ homes or cars.
- Throw out any unwrapped, torn, or holes in wrappers or candy. Throw out any homemade treats.
- Children under three years of age should not have hard candy, gum, sticky taffy or gummy-like products. They are at higher risk of choking on these types of sweets.
I hope these tips help our Goldsmith Families have a safe, fun and healthy time during these celebrations.