A message from the Federation of Calgary Communities
Halloween can be a fun and exciting event for kids (and adults). Below are some informative tips to increase safety on October 31.
- Turn on outdoor lights and replace burnt-out bulbs.
- Clear a path from the road to your front door and remove any potential obstacles or tripping hazards.
- Keep your pets safe. Confine animals indoors, away from the unfamiliar (and spooky) guests at the front door.
- Beware of potential food allergies; consider alternative goodies.
- If you’re driving; be cautious of goblins, ghouls, and ghosts out and about in your neighbourhood.
- Costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping; and be light coloured to be easily seen at night. Having your child wear reflective tape will also help them be better seen by drivers.
- Use non-toxic makeup for the costume instead of masks as they can reduce visibility for your child.
- Create an easy-to-follow route with your children and teenagers.
- Travel in groups of three or four. Young children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Practice crosswalk safety. Make your way up one side of the street and cross to the other side looking both ways, don’t crisscross back and forth.
- Double-check you child’s goodie bags to ensure everything is safe to eat.
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