Halloween is a little over a week away. Time has been flying this year it seems. Halloween is a fun time but it is also important to make sure our kids stay safe. There are a large number of Halloween safety tips for children of all ages. This holiday creates a number of activities and festivities that put people out and about. Since this occurs, there is always the opportunity that an accident, sickness, or even a fatality may occur. This is why it is so important to take the time to focus on safety measures that can keep you and your children safe this Halloween. In this helpful and informative guide, you will learn many different ways that you can stay safe, as well as safety measures that are required to keep your children safe this holiday season.
Costume Safety Tips
When it comes to costumes, there are many different safety tips that should be considered. The following represents some of the tips that you should keep in mind when it comes to the safety of your children:
• You should ensure that the costume that you purchase is a good fit for your child. Many injuries occur each Halloween because of the fact that a costume is purchased that is too large for the child, and they accidentally fall over the material that the outfit is composed of.
• The next thing that you have to consider when it comes to the costume that your child receives is the mask that comes with it. Children’s Halloween masks often have only very little areas that they can use to see out of. If you purchase a costume that contains a mask, it is important that the eye holes on the mask are open enough that they can see where they are going. Even if you have to cut them a big larger, it is a good, safe step to take.
• When choosing a costume, be certain that the materials are fire proof. In many instances, there will be pumpkins lit by candles, or bags lining the street for light that are lit by candles. In the past, children have accidentally put their costumes in the way of these flames, and have actually caught on fire! Fire retardant materials are especially important when it comes to children and the task of trick or treating on Halloween.
Candy Safety Tips
When trick or treating, there are many different candy safety tips that you should keep in mind when it comes to ensuring the health and life of your kids. They are as follows:
• You should only allow your children to go trick or treating in areas that you are familiar with, and are comfortable with.
• You should let your children know that they should never consume any type of candy that they receive unless it has been properly checked by you. When checking Halloween candy, you should be sure to check to make sure that the wrapping has not been opened or tampered with in any way. Be sure to keep an eye out for puncture holes and other types of evidence that indicate that the candy may have been tampered with.
• If your child receives home made items and fruits while trick or treating, it is often best to just throw these things out. Unless, of course, they have been prepared by a trustworthy friend, neighbor, and/or relative. It is really easy for individuals to include dangerous substances in home made items.
Outdoor Safety Tips
There are many outdoor safety tips that should be considered when it comes to Halloween. First, you should be especially cautious when allowing children to go in areas that are decorated. Electrical cords, holes, and even decorations may obstruct their paths and cause them to fall. Making sure that the costume fits appropriately, and the child is able to see where they are going through any types of masks is important. You should also encourage your children to stay in areas that are well lit and avoid dark areas where no other people seem to be located. In addition to this, it is important to ensure that children go trick or treating in large groups, rather than alone. If you pay close attention to these Halloween safety tips, you will find that both you and your child have a wonderful time this holiday!
A little common sense and attention to detail can go a long way when it comes to Halloween safety tips! From More4kids we wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!