October has arrived, and with it comes black-and-orange decorations, scary home improvements, and costumed children. Halloween is all about having fun, and no one has to get hurt. To make sure that nobody does, here are some helpful Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters of all ages.

Avoid Masks

Masks are a must-have piece of many Halloween costumes, but they can cause discomfort and harm if worn for too long. Masks can hold in heat and obstruct vision if ill-fitting, so if your child absolutely insists on a mask, make sure it fits comfortably, they can breathe freely, and it doesn’t obstruct their vision.

Plan Ahead

Get together with your child and plan a trick-or-treating route ahead of time. Doing so will help save time and maximize both safety and the amount of houses your child can get candy from. Planning a route ahead of time will allow you to have a peaceful mind as goblins and ghouls run about on Halloween night.

Walk Together

It’s easy for small children to get lost in a crowd. Walking together will allow you to keep your child in sight at all times, and adding reflector stripes or glow sticks to their costume will make them easier to keep track of as well.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Dave Smith Ford!

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