Trick or Treat Safety for Kids

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Halloween is around the corner, and you know what that means – trick or treat! Come the 31st, there are going to be lots of little kids running around in costume looking to get their sugar fix. Maybe you have a child of your own that’s excited to dress up for free candy. Here’s some trick or treat safety tips that can be put to good use this Halloween season to make sure everybody gets their treats without any tricks.

First of all, trick or treating with your child is crucial. No child under 12 should be allowed to go out without an adult, and those who are old enough to go without supervision should stay in well-lit, familiar areas.

Children should be instructed to walk safely. Don’t let kids play on their mobile devices; they should keep their heads up to see where they’re going. Only cross at corners and stay on the sidewalk when not crossing the street. If possible, plan a route in advance to minimize the amount of times you’ll need to cross the street.

Keep an eye out for dangerous costumes too – masks obstruct children’s vision, and if the child is wearing a dark costume, have them wear reflective tape or carry a glowstick.

Trick or treat safety is important. Even if you aren’t taking the kids out, it’s important to drive safely around costumed trick or treaters, too. Let’s keep our kids and our community safe this Halloween!

Tips for Driving with a Baby

Especially for first-time parents, there are a billion things to think about and remember when you have a new baby. One of the least talked about is driving safety. Besides making sure your car seat is secured, here are some tips for driving with a baby that will keep you and your little one safe.

One tip is to avoid giving your baby food or small toys while you’re driving. If they should start to choke, you don’t want to be going sixty miles an hour down the freeway.

You should also make sure their pacifier is secured to their clothing or the seat, so that if they spit it out and start crying you aren’t rooting around in the backseat looking for it.

The same goes for toys—keep your baby entertained and prevent them from throwing toys across the car.

Another important tip is to register your car seat. You’ll get information on recalls or defects promptly!

Drive safe, and above all else, keep that carseat strapped in tight!