Halloween Safety Tips

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Halloween is right around the corner, and many parents have already started preparing themselves and their children for the annual parade of costumes and candy. To ensure that both you and your children have a safe and happy Halloween, review the following safety tips provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.[1]

Dressing Up

Because trick-or-treating usually happens at night, parents should find costumes for their children that are bright and reflective. Adding reflective striping to costumes or treat bags can help increase a child’s visibility, not only to other trick-or-treaters, but also to passing vehicles.

Though masks are often considered…

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Halloween Safety

By: P. Christopher Guedri

Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids and parents alike, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Running around in the dark and ringing stranger's doorbells are activities that require some planning and thought. This article seeks to help parents and kids of all ages have a safe and fun Halloween.

The most important part of Halloween is planning ahead. Decide ahead of time where you want to trick-or-treat and plot your route. Make sure you choose a path that leads you through a safe neighborhood with plenty of houses. You'll be surprised how quickly your kids get tired, you want to get as much trick-or-treating done as quickly as possible. If you have older children…

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