Tips to Follow for a Safe Fun-Filled Halloween

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Tips to Follow for a Safe Fun-Filled Halloween
     This year, Halloween is on Monday ... October 31st, 2016 ...  
     Make sure your child's 2016 Halloween is a safe, fun one.  
      Have your "trick-or-treaters" follow the following safety tips and precautions while out trick-or-treating or at Halloween parties.
     For Costume Safety: 

  • Make sure all wig, costumes, and accessories are fire resistant 
  • Make sure Halloween makeup is non-toxic so as to prevent skin and eye irritations. (Test a small area ahead of time to be safe
  • Avoid masks.  But if masks are worn, make sure they do not block eyesight. Make eye holes extra large 
  • Make sure costumes are well-fitted so they do not cause tripping or falling 
  • Have your children wear comfy shoes (or comfortable boots, if bad weather
  • If hats are a part of a costume, make sure they fit properly so they do not slip over your child's eyes 
  • Make sure all accessories such as swords, wands, knives, etc. are made from flexible materials that will not puncture 
  • Do not allow your child to wear decorative/costume contact lenses (risk of eye injuries) While decorative lenses often make the claims such as "one size fits all," or "no need to see an eye specialist," obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal.
  • Do not allow your child to wear Halloween make-up to bed. 
  • Remove all makeup carefully. Follow manufacturer's directions for removal 
  • Fasten reflective tape or fluorescent/luminescent materials to your child's costume and treat bag ... or have them carry glow sticks
  • Have a flashlight at your/their disposal, if trick-or-treating in diminishing daylight or dark    
     For Home Safety:
  • Keep sidewalks, steps, and doorways free of lawn decorations, wet leaves, bikes, snow, etc. 
  • Keep family pets in a safe environment, away from Trick-or-Treaters (and treats)
  • Keep the outside of your home and walkways well-lit. 
  • Replace burned-out light bulbs
     For a Safe Trick-or-Treat Trail:

  • Have your child eat a good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating.  It will discourage them from filling up on Halloween treats
  • Travel and Trick-or-Treat on well-lit streets only
  • Only use sidewalks for a pathway (if possible)
  • If sidewalks are not available, walk on a far edge of the road facing traffic
  • Don't allow children to cut across lawns, dart across streets, or use alley-ways 
  • Trick-or-Treaters should walk ... not run ... between homes 
  • Never allow your child to cross streets from between parked cars or out of driveways
  • Have children stay with an adult or travel in groups 
  • Visit only well-lit homes that have a porch light on 
  • Children should never enter any home or car for treats 
  • Review the routes your children will be taking 
  • Motorists may experience problems seeing Trick-or-Treaters at night. Always have children look both ways prior to crossing a street .. and never assume that walkers have the right-of-way 
  • Carry a Flashlight (with fresh batteries) and a Cellphone 
  • Examine all your child's candy prior to them eating it
  • Adhere to your municipality's set Trick-or-Treat Hours 
  • If in doubt about some candy, throw it out 
  • Know where registered sex offenders reside. Check the U.S. Dept. of Justice's U.S. Dept. of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website so as not to place your child in risky or dangerous situations during Trick-or-Treating 
  • Dial 911 in case of Emergencies

     Follow the safety tips and suggestions above and make your child's Halloween Trick-or-Treat adventure a fun-filled, safe one ...

     Happy Halloween! 

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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

All fantastic tips! I used to give my kids glow sticks, as you suggested. Often in the dark that was the only thing I could see.

Oct 08, 2016 05:20 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Gene a very complete Halloween safety list!  In my area we don't have trick or treaters anymore as kids go to school or church festivities instead. I miss seeing all the cute costumes - especially the little ones!

Oct 08, 2016 05:34 AM #2
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is quite the complete list Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi , such a good reminder

Oct 08, 2016 06:41 AM #3
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Gene

This is a masterful list of tips for Halloween for parents, kids, and homeowners who might be expecting those trick or treaters!


Oct 08, 2016 07:05 AM #4
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

The best tip? Make sure your kiddo eats before you go out!

We went trick or treating with our grandkids last year and we had the best time! One lesson that I learned, be sure to bring bottled water! 

Oct 08, 2016 08:41 AM #5
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

People should also report any home that has a registered sex offender that is handing out candy.

Oct 08, 2016 08:51 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gene these are crazy time and parents need to take every precaution for their kids especially at Halloween time.

Oct 08, 2016 09:29 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Can't believe Halloween is almost here already!! Thanks for sharing these great tips/reminders Gene! 

Oct 08, 2016 10:57 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Great tips, Gene.  Times are quite different now, especially when it comes to safety for kids on this holiday evening.

Oct 08, 2016 12:27 PM #9
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - these are great tips! Let's all do our part to keep kids safe and look out for each other too. 

Oct 08, 2016 04:16 PM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Gene.  Excellent advice for keeping all those little trick or treaters safe this Halloween.

Oct 09, 2016 06:09 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW, Gene, that is one all-inclusive list!  I used to worry about my boys trick-or-treating but, now adays, I worry so much more about others' children.  There's just so much insanity out there these days!

Oct 09, 2016 03:32 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gene- excellent list, and very thorough.  We have over 100 little guests on Halloween so I'm getting started wrapping little bags of candy. 

Oct 12, 2016 10:49 AM #13
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