To ensure this Halloween is safe for your children, Sheriff Stelma offers the following safety tips:
- Costumes should be short enough to prevent tripping. Masks should not be too restrictive with adequate holes for proper respiration and peripheral vision. Consider using cosmetics to create fun or scary faces instead of masks.
- Watch costumed children around pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
Avoid hard, sharp props, opting instead for items made of foam rubber which is soft and flexible.
- To help make the child more visible after dark, trick-or-treaters should carry a brightly colored bag, a flashlight or glow stick. Add reflective tape to your child’s costume.