Five tips for a safe Halloween!
By Michael on October 26th, 2012
Phew! The costume is set. The treat bag is ready and the sun is setting. You are all ready to trek from door to door for trick-or-treat delight! Before you set out in search of treats, here are 5 simple tips to make sure there are no ‘tricks’ on Halloween.
- Ghosts may be invisible on Halloween but your children shouldn’t be. Use reflective fabrics, light up accessories or even a flashlight to make sure your kids can be seen.
- Before you leave the house, do a costume check! Pin or roll up long sleeves and legs. Watch out for choking hazards, sharp items, check to make sure everything is flame retardant and make sure that masks allow you and your child to see clearly.
- Keep shoes comfortable. Pretty princesses look great in those dress-up heels, but maybe switch them out after pictures to a more sensible glittery sneaker. Keep in mind, fall brings falling leaves and rain, which equals slips and spills — so good treads are important!
- Use common sense! Look both ways before crossing the street. Walk in well-lit areas. Go places you know.
- Finally, check all treats before they are consumed. Throw out anything that is opened, has rips, tears or pin-pricks in the wrappers and as cute as the home-made treats are, if you don’t know who they came from, you should get rid of them too. And of course, don’t forget food allergies!
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