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    Halloween Safety Guide for Parents, Children and Homeowners

    Halloween is around the corner and just like using a bouncy castle, safety always comes first. No matter what your role is, you have to do your part and educate yourself and your child on Halloween safety, even if it’s not their first time trick or treating. We’ve found this amazing safety guide to assist you in planning your trick or treating adventure.

    To make it easy for you, we’ve taken the Halloween Safety Tips from the Canadian Paediatricians Society and summarized it into a the top Halloween Safety Tips for every participant. Read the full Halloween Safety Guide on the Caring for Kids website.

    For Parents:
    • No Masks (it makes it hard for the children to see)
    • Choose lightly coloured costumes
    • Adhere reflective tape to the back and front of the costumes
    • Use layers to make sure they are dressed for the weather
    • Remove make-up before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation
    Educate your child on:
    • Don’t visit houses that aren’t well lit and never enter a home
    • Don’t eat any treats until you get home
    • Travel in groups of at least 3 or have an adult with you
    • Sticking to the planned route (if not being accompanied by an adult)
    • Road safety: use the sidewalk, or walk on the side of the road facing traffic and no criss-crossing across the street.

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    • Have a well lit house
    • Remove tripping hazards and mark a clear path
    • Don’t use candle in jack-o-lanterns, use faux candles or flashlights
    Alternatives to Trick or Treating

    The CPS also suggests that you try an alternative to trick-or-treating. Here’s a fairly comprehensive guide to Halloween Activities happening in Niagara. As Halloween this year (2017) is falling on a Tuesday, most of these activities occur on the Saturday before. Are you sticking to traditional trick or treating, going to an event or do you need help planning your own Halloween Party at Home?

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