Keeping your kids safe on Halloween

Parents are making sure kids can easily be seen in the dark

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Trick-or-treaters will soon be ringing your doorbell looking for treats. Families packed local Halloween stores Friday night, exactly one week ahead of Halloween.

Parents told 22News when they plan their costumes, they also think about creative ways to incorporate safety items, so kids can easily be seen in the dark.

Heather Champigny of Springfield said, “You get a mason jar with a glow stick. You cut the glow stick open, and you put it in the mason jar with glitter and shake it. It glows for 2 hours, and I’ll know it’s her because not everybody has them.”

The Centers for Disease Control recommends:

  • Kids trick or treat in groups with trusted adults as chaperones.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes so drivers can see you.
  • Use crosswalks.
  • Look both ways before crossing.
  • Never accept rides from strangers.

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