Halloween Safety 101

October 25th, 2011 @   - 

Witches and Pirates and Monsters, oh my! Halloween is a spooky time of year but it doesn’t have to scare Mom and Dad! Just follow these safety precautions so both children and parents can have an enjoyable Halloween night.

  • Costumes should fit properly.
  • Cuff, cut or hem pant legs to make sure children can walk easily.
  • Make sure that there is nothing around a child’s neck that could be a choking hazard.
  • If a mask is worn, make sure that the child can see clearly through. Enlarge eyeholes if necessary.
  • Opt for face paint whenever possible to avoid a mask all together.
  • Add reflective gear to a costume, especially if it is a dark color.
  • Use the buddy system. Stay in groups and wait for others to finish at one house before proceeding to the next. There’s nothing scarier than a lost child when it’s dark outside. 
  • Bring a flashlight or glow stick along to light a path. Glow necklaces or bracelets are another idea.
  • Keep outside lights on to make it easier for “Trick or Treaters” to see their way.
  • “Trick or Treat” only at homes of people you know.
  • As an alternative to Trick or Treating outside, visit the local mall or other indoor “Trick or Treat” opportunities instead.
  • Children should never eat any treats until an adult has inspected them.

By following these tips, you are sure to have a “Sweet” Halloween. Have fun and Be Safe!

 

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