Three tips to make Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween safe and fun

Oct 31, 2016

Ghosts. Goblins. Zombies. Oh my!

For children, Halloween night is one of the best nights of the year because they can collect bags of candy! Trick-or-Treating is quite a treat for kids, and adults alike, but it can also be a dangerous event. Check out some tips below to help make your Trick-or-Treating fun, and safe tonight!

  1. Plan your route. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost. We're fortunate in Gillette that many businesses and groups provide organized Trick-Or-Treating. Be sure to check out this list provided by County 17,
  2. Be well-lit. Consider putting a reflective vest, or applying reflective tape to your child’s costume to ensure they are seen by drivers on the road. Also, carry a flashlight with you to keep your child’s path lit at all times.
  3. Check your child’s candy. Be sure to short through your kiddo’s candy at the end of the night, and throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.

Check out these additional Halloween Safety Tips from Safe Kids Worldwide.

Campbell County Health staff wishes you and your kiddos a safe and very happy Halloween! Be sure to check out the photos of staff dressed up in their costumes on our Facebook page.