Halloween Safety Tips
1. Plan a route in advance. Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid getting lost by sticking to the paths your know.
2. Wear comfy shoes. Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Girls in dresses should avoid heels, and all shoelaces should be double-tied to avoid tripping in the dark.
3. Stay well-lit. Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume to ensure they are seen by drivers on the road. Make sure to carry a flashlight with you to keep your child’s path lit at all times.
4. Make sure all costumes are short. long costumes that drag on the ground can be dangerous, especially at night. Make sure when you purchase it’s an appropriate length – hem anything that’s too long to avoid tripping.
5. Avoid masks. Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe. If possible, skip the mask altogether and use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead.
6. Use flexible props. Try to avoid costumes with weapons as accessories. If your child’s costume isn’t complete without a weapon, make sure it is rubber or plastic to help avoid potential injury.
7. Check your child’s candy. Be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]