Halloween Costume Safety Tips

Pumpkin spice and everything nice is here for autumn, meaning Halloween's just around the corner.

But you know what's not nice? Danger and scares for children as they trick-or-treat.

And one place to start to make your children safer is with their Halloween costumes. New Haven police give the following safety tips:

  • Make sure your children can see clearly through their costumes. When possible choose face paint over masks to avoid vision impairment. "We know there's never been a cuter pirate than your precious six year old but lose the eye patch, "New Haven police said. "He's just going to walk into a tree, and that's no fun."
  • Make sure your kid's costume is the right size and not too long so that they're not tripping over it while they walk. "Poorly fitting costumes can lead to injury," New Haven police said.
  • Put reflective tape or stickers on your children's costumes or dress your kids in lighter colors, so that motorists can see them.
  • Bring flash lights and glow sticks with you while trick-or-treating.
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