Halloween Safety Tips
Boo! Ha-ha. Got you. Honestly, though, Halloween can be a spooky time for everyone. Kids are scared of the unknown ghosts and goblins that possibly reside behind trees or in gutters while parents are scared of unknown people who are out and up to no good.
Well, Halloween is not just for kids, as it is enjoyed equally by even grown-up kids & some adults too ????
Halloween is a ritual observed and celebrated on the evening of the 31st of October every year.
According to tradition, it is a time for trick-or-treating and scary Halloween parties. Kids love to dress up as ghosts, spirits, skeletons, and other scary figures.
So is it always safe to go for Trick & Treat? Well, it can be if you follow the Halloween safety tips.
To ensure your families are safe and have a stress free Halloween, do consider these Halloween Safety Tips. This will ensure you have a fun-filled & safe Halloween.
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Here are a few Halloween Safety Tips to ensure safe trick-or-treating in your community:
1) Adult supervision
Do ensure that an adult accompanies trick-or-treaters younger than age 12. Pin a piece of paper with your child’s name, address and phone number inside your child’s pocket in case you get separated. Encourage older kids to trick or treat with friends, parents or older siblings.
2) Set familiar Route & Rules
If your child will be trick-or-treating without you, plan a familiar route. Review safety rules, including staying with the group, walking only on the sidewalk, approaching only clearly lit homes, and never going inside a home or car for a treat. Have your child carry a cellphone.
3) Check your treats before consumption
Don’t let your child snack while he or she is trick-or-treating. Feed your child an early meal before heading out, and inspect the treats before your child eats them. Discard anything that’s not sealed, has torn packaging or looks questionable. If you have young children, weed out gum, peanuts, hard candies and other choking hazards. If your child has food allergies, check candy labels carefully.
Sidewalks are sometimes uneven and many neighbourhoods are not lit well. Help your kids avoid injuries by giving them flashlights. Flashlights are an easy and economical way to keep kids safe and aware of their surroundings. Make sure someone in the group has a flashlight with fresh batteries.
5) Tote Bags
Occasionally plastic bags can get holes in them, leaving candy to spill on the pavement. Help your kids avoid this problem by giving them a tote bag. This product may not aid in safety, but it will make carrying candy easier for kids. A tote bag can be used for gathering candy…a lot of candy.
6) Glow Bracelets
Ensure that kids are easily seen with these nifty glow bracelets. While most people are aware children are out and about collecting candy on Halloween, some people may forget. Glow bracelets can help people driving cars to see children quicker and make them slow down. Plus, kids love them!
7) No using of cell while walking
With so much addiction to cell phones, kids want to use cell phones all the time. But it is unsafe for them to use/play games while they are on the road walking or crossing the streets. So ensure that they put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
8) Safe Costumes
There are so many choices when it comes to Halloween costumes. But to ensure safety always use costumes that are well fitted & flame resistant.
9) Face paint
You must be well aware of scary Halloween face masks. It will be helpful to actually use face paint instead of a face mask in terms of safety. It can get a bit difficult to see through face masks and can be a potential hazard. So for a safer Halloween walk use face paint instead of face masks. (Do take into account any allergy of face paint before using it)
And now last but not the least…
10) Jacket and/or Umbrella
Bearing in mind that Halloween comes in October it is fairly cold so you might want to carry a jacket. And if you are in the UK you might want a hoodie or an umbrella with you ????????
So, that’s it really.
These Halloween Safety Tips can take some of the stress off parents before their kids go out on Halloween. Make sure all your kids have a spooky, not dangerous, Halloween.
Are you going out this Halloween? Do you enjoy trick & treat? Do you keep home some treats for kids?
Do let me know how you celebrate Halloween. Also, I would love to hear some safety tips from you for this Halloween in 2021.
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