It’s that time of the year again! Little ghouls and goblins will fill the streets again for spooky nights of candy collecting. As parents, we love the thrill our little monsters get, but we also worry about their safety. We found some great safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that we wanted to pass along.
- Make sure costumes are bright and/or reflective.
- Make sure kids can see out of their masks.
- Don’t wear decorative contacts lenses.
- Make sure costumes and accessories are flame resistant.
- Small children should never carve a pumpkins. Give them a marker instead.
- Consider a glow stick or small flashlight to light your pumpkins.
- Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy surface away from any curtains or decorations.
- A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
- Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
- Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
Trunk or Treat takes places on Thursday, October 26th from 5 – 7pm. Come over after Downtown Bowling Green’s Trick or Treat! In addition to passing out tons of candy, we have a bunch of fun stuff planned at our dealerships during Trunk or Treat!