Halloween is just a week away, and there are a lot of things that parents and guardians should consider to make sure kids get back home safely. Dr. Robert Wittrock from Saint John Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has advice.
Costume safety: Be sure your kids wear bright colors and only wear masks that leave the child with good vision.
Talk to your children about street safety, like using crosswalks and not assuming a driver has seen them. Try fastening reflective tape to costumes and bags - or you can give them glow sticks to carry.
Masks with good vision.
You also want to monitor what your children are getting on their trick or treat rounds. Caution them not to snack on treats from their good bags until they bring the food home. Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering or damage. When in doubt, throw it out.
And watch out for choking hazards with really young kids.