To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has compiled a list of Halloween Safety Tips, including do's and don'ts on the trick-or-treat trail:
- A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you
- Agree on a specific time when children should return home
- Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat
Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.
On the spookiest day of the year, don't be scared to plan ahead for more fun!
Planning your route ahead of time also allows for more excitement leading up to the big day and allows for you to know where older children that you will not be with would be visiting.