Halloween is a fun holiday for both parents and their kids.
For parents, its a great opportunity to showcase their creativity and their fun side. And for the kids, wearing costumes of their favorite characters enables them to immerse themselves in a world of fantasy and play. And oh, don’t forget about the sweet treats that they can get.
But Halloween can also pose a few dangers to kids. Here are a few Halloween safety tips that will help your loved ones enjoy this festive holiday while keeping accidents at bay.
Choose your kids’ costumes carefully
Whether you are making the costume or buying it from a store, there are a few important things to bear in mind.
First, the costume should provide your kid with a clear view of his surroundings. Second, the costume should not impede his proper movement. As much as possible, avoid costumes with long capes or billowy fabrics that your child can trip on.
Make your child visible
There are a few things that you can do to make your kid more visible.
For one, you can opt for costumes with lighter colored fabrics. If your child wants to wear a costume with darker colors, you can attach reflective tape, glow sticks, or even glow-in-the-dark stickers.
Join the fun
If your child is aged 12 years and below, it is important that you tag along to keep him safe at all times.
If you are trick or treating in busy and crowded streets, you have to prepare for the possibility of getting separated.
To keep your child safe in case he gets separated from you, avoid placing a name tag on his costume. Otherwise, unscrupulous strangers can pretend to know your child.
If your child is older than 12, he should go trick or treating in a group. Remind him to avoid entering strangers’ homes. It would also be beneficial to establish a few rules, like watching the road before crossing before he sets out for Halloween fun that night.
Eyes on the road
If you are traveling by car, be mindful of trick or treaters on the road. Drive more slowly than usual and err on the side of caution, especially because some costumes can be difficult to see in low light environments.
Check your child’s Halloween loot
Once you and your child get home, be sure to check the treats he has collected this year. If you notice candies and other sweet treats that seem to have been opened or tampered with, throw those away.
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