Halloween Safety For Your Boils and Ghouls

Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety For Your Boils and Ghouls

Halloween is one of the spookiest, and enjoyable, times of the year for your little ones. The prospect of hauling in a pail full of goodies while dressed as a favorite superhero or goblin often consumes the mind and imagination of our children like few other holidays do. Halloween is a time of imagination, joy, and high jinks but it is also a time when parents need to be especially aware of risks and safety. Here are a few safety tips to follow so you can keep your little ones safe this Halloween.

Costume Safety Tips

  • Masks and Face Paint – If your children are going to be wearing masks, make sure the eye openings are large enough so that your children can see their surrounding clearly. Also, never allow your children to wear masks that make breathing difficult. And always use non-toxic face paints.
  • Costume Size – Costumes should fit correctly be free of materials that drag or hang which can cause tripping hazards.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes – Make sure that all footwear is of the correct size and easy to walk in.
  • Wear Bright Colors – If your young ones are to Trick-or-Treat at night, bright and reflective colors will make then easy to see. Never allow your children to dress in all black.
  • No Fires! – All costumes should be fire resistant and never allow your children to carry an open flame while out and about. Fire is NOT an accessory.
  • Use Flashlights – Flashlights and Glow Sticks will help to keep your children visible in dark conditions.

Halloween Safety Tips

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

  • Consider The Age Of Your Child – Children younger than 12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Route Planning – Avoid busy roads or highways when planning your trick-or-treating. Always trick-or-treat in well lit areas.
  • Don’t Stay Out Too Late – Generally speaking, most people begin going to bed around 10:00 pm on weeknights so maybe start wrapping up the wandering at 9:30 pm. As a rule of thumb, if the porch lights are off, the home owner is probably done handing out candy for the night.

Driver Safety Tips

  • Be Alert – When driving on Halloween, be aware that there will most likely be lots of kids and teenagers out and about. Turn on your headlights early so that your vehicle can be seen easily.
  • Concentrate On The Road Ahead – Kids are notorious for darting out into the road, especially if they are in search of a promising door to know on. Do not drink and drive and keep a sharp eye out for children between parked cars, in alleys, and at intersections.
  • Take Your Time – Halloween is a time of high pedestrian foot traffic. Drive just a little slower than the speed limit in residential areas so you can react faster should a child run into the road without warning.

Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

  • Handle With Care – Most commercially available pumpkin carving kits are generally pretty safe, however, when kids are carving pumpkins with any type of tool or knife, close adult supervision is a necessity.
  • Be Careful With Fire – Flickering candles inside of Jack-O-Lanterns sure do give off a spooky glow, but an open flame can be dangerous. If you muse use candles, never leave them burning unattended. Also, consider using battery operated lighting inside of your pumpkins. There are many available at little cost.

So, there you have it. Follow these simple tips and your kids are sure to have a spooky good time this Halloween!



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