We want you and your little ones to have the best Halloween and keep it injury-free. As we approach Halloween, keep these tips and tricks in mind to keep your little ones safe this Halloween!
Trick or Treating Safety Tips
Dressing up and trick or treating is one of the best parts of any Halloween adventure! While trick or treating may seem very harmless, there are some tips you can apply to keep your experience fun and safe!
- If your child is 12 years or younger, going with parents, guardians, or even an older sibling is important when trick or treating. Having an adult present helps ensure your child’s overall safety at all times.
- Make sure your child is paying attention to where they are going, which includes staying off mobile devices. Being aware of their surroundings will help them avoid any accidents.
- Be aware of the type of candy in your child’s bag, especially if your child has any food allergies. If you or a guardian is trick or treating with the child, you can recommend they wait to go through their bag when they get home. Once home, an adult can help sort through the candy to find what they may or may not be able to eat.
Costume Safety Tips
Your child’s Halloween costume can affect the safety of your child. While shopping or putting together your little one’s Halloween costumes, keep these few tips in mind to avoid any safety issues.
- Make sure your child’s costume fits correctly to reduce falls.
- Pick face paint over a mask if you can. Masks can affect your child’s sight.
- Choose brighter or lighter colors if your child is trick or treating. Bright colors allow them to be seen easier by others.
Home Safety Tips
As you prepare for trick-or-treaters or house guests for the Halloween festivities, keep these home safety tips in mind. These tips can help keep you and your guests safe!
- Make sure there are no tripping hazards leading up to your doorway with decorations or items such as bikes, gardening items, etc.
- Keep an eye on your furry friends as people come and go to your door to reduce the likelihood of animal bites or animal escapes.
- Sweep or clean up any wet areas or leaves that may be in the way of trick or treaters to reduce slips or falls.
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