Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their guests and their children. Using safety tips and common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season and make it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you. Anytime a child has an accident it’s tragic. The last thing you want is for your child to be hurt on a holiday, it would forever live in the minds of the child and the family.
There are many ways to keep your child safe at Halloween, when they are more prone for accidents and injuries. The excitement of children and adults at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common sense can do a lot to stop any tragedies from happening.
• Make your child eat dinner before setting out
• Young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult
• If you purchase a costume ensure it is of flame-retardant material
• Know the routes your children will be taking
• Look at all candy before consuming any and throw out anything suspect
• Carry a flashlight
• Walk, don’t run
• Stay on sidewalks
• Obey traffic signals
• Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground
• Approach only houses that are lit
• If your parents are not at home, know where they will be in case of an emergency
• Stay in familiar neighbourhoods
• Make sure your yard is clear of any loose debris such as ladders, flower pots or hoses that can
trip the young ones
• Pets get frightened during Halloween. Ensure they remain indoors away from little trick-or-treaters
• Non-food treats: plastic rings, pencils, stickers or erasers
• Battery powered jack o’lantern are preferable to a real flame
Kids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday. Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life. Remember, they will one day carry on the tradition that you taught them to their own families.
On Halloween the thing
You must do
Is pretend that nothing
Can frighten you
And if something scares you
And you want to run
Just let on
Like it’s Halloween Fun.
Scaring Up The Safety For Halloween