Seven Halloween Safety Tips

Posted October 10th, 2013 by Halloweenish
Halloween is supposed to be scary, but as a parent, there are a few steps you must take to ensure your child’s safety on the trick or treat circuit. Here are seven essential Halloween safety tips to keep your kids safe and marvelously scared, in good Halloween tradition.

Young children should always be accompanied by a responsible adult. You can guide them from house to house, crossing streets and then stand a distance away as they ring the doorbells, to avoid embarrassing kids who are older than seven or eight. With younger kids, this isn’t usually an issue.

It’s an unfortunate fact that there are people who lace candies with harmful substances. Let your kids know that tradition requires that there’s no candy eating until you get home. You don’t need to say it’s your tradition. Go through the basket at home and discard any candies that have been opened or look like they might have been tampered with. Tell young kids those candies might have spider spit on them and you’ll have no further objections at your interference. This Halloween safety tip is ignored more often than you might suppose.

Be sure that the fabrics used in your child’s costume are made of flame retardant materials. Disregard for this Halloween safety tip results in injuries every year.

Using reflecting tape, or plenty of glow-in-the-dark stickers and glitter adds both glitz and safety to your child’s costume, satisfying everyone’s objectives.

Do a final fitting check before leaving home. Check hems to be sure they aren’t too long and that your child can move around easily.

Before purchasing a mask, make sure that eye and mouth holes match up with the child’s face! Especially with younger kids, a homemade painted and decorated mask of cardboard is a safer bet. Glue the mask to a stick which the child can hold in front of his face as he collects his treats.

When your child’s costume is that of the fairy princess, you don’t want to ruin the fun by making them bundle up in an overcoat should the evening be cold. Plan ahead for this situation. A thick pair of tights and long underwear shirt can be slipped on beneath the costume to keep her both warm and happily able to show off that pretty costume. Keep in mind that 90% of body heat is lost through the head. Use a fancy wig appropriate to the costume to serve as a fashion accessory and virtual hat!

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Follow these seven Halloween safety tips for happy trick or treaters and a safe adventure.

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