Halloween is a great time to celebrate your playful, creative, and maybe even spooky side. While you should have an enjoyable Halloween, it is important to be aware of the safety measures you should take to ensure that your children are not vulnerable to any danger.
Halloween Home Safety Tips
- Instead of using regular candles, consider battery-powered candles, flashlights, or glow sticks. This will reduce the chances of a fire occurring.
- Keep any decorate items around the yard away from walkways – you don’t want any trick-or-treaters to trip!
- If your home or vehicles are hit with eggs, wash it off as soon as possible to prevent any long-term damage to paint.
- Keep pets indoors – not only may they frighten children, but they could get injured.
Halloween Costume Safety Tips
- Bright and reflective costumes tend to be the safest. You want to make sure that your child is visible if it becomes dark out when walking.
- Keep in mind that certain masks can decrease a child’s visibility.
- For costumes that have objects such as a sword, cane, etc. – ensure that the object is not very long or sharp.
- Costumes should be flame-resistant
- Be sure to hem costumes that are too long to avoid any tripping
Halloween Driving Safety Tips
- Teach children to keep eye contact with drivers when crossing the street.
- Children should walk on direct routes – sidewalks if possible.
- When backing up, be more careful than normal, as children may not be paying attention because they will be distracted by other children
- Look out for cars backing up
These are a few precautions that you can take to eliminate potential problems occurring. We hope that these tips keep you and your children safe this Halloween!