Can you believe that it is already October? Where does the time go? It seems like summer just started yesterday! We can't wait to see all the Halloween pictures and costumes; we know that everyone will look amazing.
Have you picked out costumes yet? If not, check out our picks from our friend Susie Liberatore. Tell us what your plans are for Halloween and what your little ones will be. We always enjoy seeing all the different, fun, and creative costumes!
Anyway, here are some great Halloween safety tips. We hope that you have a wonderful Halloween, but please be safe:
-Make sure you cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
-Look left, right, and left again when crossing and keep looking as you go. Although, you should do this all the time regardless of it being Halloween!
-Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk. Wait until after crossing the road to look at screens, this includes parents and kids.
-Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
-Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Don't be in a rush or a hurry. Your safety is more important than getting to the next door.
-Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision.
-Allow children, and parents, to go trick-or-treating in groups so that there are always people around.
-Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
-Choose face paint and makeup over masks. It is not as safe as you may think when walking in the dark with a cover on your face.
-Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights.
-If you are driving at all, drive slowly and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Always take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs.
-Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
-Drive cautiously, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn on your headlights.
Most of all remember to have fun and create those memories. Get lots of photos and candy! Oh my. I love having candy for the months ahead! Happy Halloween.