Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children. It’s a time for dressing up, candy, and of course trick or treating! Though Halloween is a holiday for fun and games, safety is a major concern for parents during this time. The combination of walking in the dark and cars driving on the road has proven to be extremely dangerous. Here are a few easy that will help you learn How to Stay Safe This Halloween:
According to safekids.org, there are more than a few safety practices for walking in the dark on Halloween.
– Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
– Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
– Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
– Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
– Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
Safety is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when choosing a costume. The National Safety Council has a few things to say about choosing a safe costume this Halloween.
– All costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire-resistant
– If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags to make sure they are visible
– When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
– Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
Stay safe and have fun this Halloween! Is your living situation feeling a little scary? Contact me today so I can help!