It’s officially that spooky time of year. Pumpkin carving, haunted hayrides, scary movies, Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating! We know your little ones are getting excited for all the candy they’re going to get this year, but safety comes first. Eastex CU cares about the safety of our members and their families. We want to see your little ones with lots of treats, just no tricks. With that said, we thought we’d share some trick-or-treating safety tips for Halloween night.
Wear your masks
Unfortunately, this has to be a safety tip this year. If your child’s costume involves a mask already, then they should be fine. If it doesn’t, make sure to provide them with one. You can even make it fun! Create a mask that goes with their costume.
Travel in groups
Older kids should travel together, and stick to routes that they discussed with their parents. If possible, try to travel in groups no larger than six people to promote social distancing. They should have a cell phone on them in case of emergency and return home by a set curfew.
Make sure your kids have a flashlight. You can even dress them up in glowsticks, so they are visible to cars driving by.
Safely Cross Roads
It’s easy for the little ones to get excited and forget that cars are still on the road. Make sure to use cross walks, look both ways before crossing, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing. If you’re driving around on Halloween, make sure to be extra cautious and stay off your cell phone.
Inspect the Candy
Before letting the kids rip open the candy, dump the entire bag out and check all of it. If you find any open packages or anything homemade, throw it away.
Pick the right size
Make sure costumes fit right. Stay away from anything too long that could result in a bad fall. You definitely don’t want a child that is uncomfortable all night, so be aware of this.
Make sure to follow these tips and you’ll be sure to get all the treats out of Halloween! We hope you have a safe, spooky and fun-filled Halloween!