The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler and all of a sudden my kids have Halloween on their minds!
For kids, Halloween is all about having fun but as parents we have to worry about how to keep our kids safe during the festivities.
When you think about it, Halloween goes against everything we tell our kids every other night of the year…don’t walk in the dark, don’t go to strange houses, don’t walk on the road but on Halloween night we do all of those things!
With the following Halloween Child Safety Tips in mind, we can all head out and have some a frightfully good time!
- Make sure that your child’s costume can easily been seen in the dark, and if it can’t be make sure they are wearing reflective shoe wear and carrying
- Follow the rules of the road by walking on the sidewalks in well-lit areas, using cross walks when available and checking for cars by stopping, looking and listening before crossing the road.
- Make sure to only visit homes where you know the homeowners.
- Instead of having your child wear a mask why not paint their or if they must absolutely wear a mask, have them remove it when walking from house to house to ensure their safety.
- Make sure to check over their tricks and treats before they eat them to make sure that all is safe, properly wrapped and free of potential allergens and choking hazards.
- Children under 12 should be supervised while trick-or-treating by a parent or other responsible adult.
Have a frightfully good time!
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