Halloween is spooky close, and Ally Medical wants to help parents curate conversations with their children about safe trick-or-treating practices this October. With only two weeks until the festivities begin, remind your children now of these important measures to take when going to door-to-door by printing and hanging the below tips on your fridge!
This Halloween, we hope you’ll encourage your children to practice the above safe trick-or-treating habits and that you too will practice safe habits of your own. As a parent, you can help alleviate the risk of Halloween injuries by:
- Insisting on tagging along during trick-or-treating no matter how old your children are.
- Beginning trick-or-treating as early as possible and avoiding late night activity.
- Encouraging sidewalk and crosswalk use wherever possible and avoiding houses that are dimly or not well lit.
- Inspecting candy and throwing away anything received that’s unwrapped or appears to have been tampered with. The DEA is warning parents that deadly rainbow-colored [fentanyl] pills may be marketed to children after [a] recent seizure in Connecticut found the drugs stashed in Skittles and Nerds packaging.
- Finally, you too should use your “Spidey Senses” and remove yourself and your children from any situation that feels unsafe.
We hope you have a wonderful, fun, and safe Halloween!