1. Wear makeup instead of masks. Use hypoallergenic formulas. Have an adult apply the makeup and remove it with cold cream instead of soap and water.
2. Avoid costumes with masks, wigs, floppy hats or eye patches that block vision.
3. Avoid pointed props such as spears, swords or wands that endanger other children’s eyes.
4. Wear bright, reflective clothing or have reflective patches somewhere on the costume.
5. Carry a bright flashlight to illuminate sidewalks, steps and paths.
6. Never drive while wearing a mask.
7. Obey all traffic signals, whether pedestrian or driver.
8. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult while traveling about the neighborhood. Older children should trick or treat in groups.
9. Use common sense. Never dart out between parked cars or hidden corners such as alleys. Avoid streets under construction. Don’t trick or treat in busy commercial areas or where there is heavy traffic.
10. Inspect all trick or treat items before allowing children to have them.
11. Be sure the path and stairs to your front door are well illuminated and clear of obstacles.
12. Daylight trick or treating is safer than going out after dark
13. Halloween parties are safer than trick or treating at any time.