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Trick or Treat Safety


Every year we are reminded about Trick or Treat safety, and yes, this year I am going to remind you yet again. Please take a few moments to review the list and discuss the appropriate items with your children before venturing out in search of sugary treats.

* Only fire-retardant materials should be used for costumes
* Costumes should be loose fitting to allow for warmer clothes underneath.
* Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard
* Masks can obstruct a child's vision. Use facial make-up instead
* If masks are worn, they should have nose and mouth openings and large eye hole
* Bags or sacks carried by youngsters should be light-colored or reflective
* Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision
* Walk; do not run, from house to house. Do not cross yards
* Walk on sidewalks, not in the street
* Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic if there are no sidewalks
* Give your Trick or Treat bunch a meal or snack before going out
* Have at least one adult go with the children, more if the group is larger
* Trick or Treat in areas where there are a lot of people around
* Trick or Treat folks should avoid taking short-cuts through alleys and parking lots
* Always check your child¡¦s candy before allowing them to eat
* And of course, ensure that your Trick or Treat bunch is having fun!

Did I miss something? If so, contact me at dsemega@wauwatosa.net

Many thanks to Mark Maley...

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