Helpful safety tips for trick or treaters

October 31, 1991|By from Anne Arundel Medical Center, Harbor Hospital

Here are some tips that will help keep trick or treating safe:

* Accompany small children or sketch 2 maps of the route kids will take; give one map to to the children, keep one at home. Make sure children stick to the route.

* Visit only the homes of those you know.

* Dress children in light colored or reflective clothing. Remove masks when crossing streets, or, better yet, create a face with makeup.

* Hem costumes so small children won't trip.

* Use the sidewalks, cross at intersections only.

* Check all treats, discard all that are not factory wrapped and sealed; discard homemade treats.

* Be careful with jack-o'-lanterns with real candles in them.

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