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Happy Halloween! Have a Spooky & Safe Night with these Safety Tips!

With Halloween just a few weeks away, we know parents and kids are busy preparing for a night full of trick-or-treating, costumes and fun. At DCAC, we want Halloween to be as fun, and safe, as possible. Here are our safety tips to make sure your little ones have a great night!

Costume Safety

  • Choose costumes that are brightly colored and visible to any drivers.
  • Use reflective tape to decorate costumes or bags to increase visibility.
  • Make sure your child’s costume is the right size to avoid tripping or falling.

Trick-or-Treat Safety

  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without supervision.
  • If children are old enough to go without supervision, consider giving them a cellphone and make sure they are with a group.
  • Plan a trick-or-treat route in advance, so that you know where older children will be at all times.
  • Have children carry a flashlight or glow sticks to make them more visible to cars.
  • Tell your children to always walk on sidewalks or paths.

Treat Safety

  • Teach your children not to accept or eat anything that is not commercially wrapped.
  • Inspect all of your child’s treats before they eat them.
  • Remove all choking hazards from treat bags.
  • Consider packing your child a goodie bag with your own candy, so that they are not tempted to eat the candy they collect before you inspect it.

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Happy Halloween, Everyone!