Spooktacular Safety Tips

October 6, 2016
Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

With Halloween right around the corner, our days will soon be filled with party invitations, candy, and of course costumes. Its important though, to take time to prepare yourself and your family to be as safe and comfy as can be this Halloween.

1. Dress for the weather
Choose costumes that have room for layers underneath, that way they can be warm AND recognizable as a princess(or batman, witch , kitty, etc)

2.Plan Your Route
Use Google maps to plan the routes you will travel. Have older children who will be out with friends do the same.

3. No Tripping
Avoid long hems and dangling sashes that can get tangled in little feet.  Ideally costumes should come to just below the knee

4. Visibility
Avoid masks that can slip and obstruct your child’s view. Opt instead for face paint to complete their costumes. Here are some great inspiration ideas to get you started.
Attach reflective stickers and tape to childrens costumes to make them more visible to motorists.

5. Just in Case
Put your child’s name, address and phone number on his costume.

6. Candy Care
Remind children that all candy should be inspected by an adult at home before its eaten, make a favorite dinner before trick or treating to lessen the temptation to “cheat”.  Keep in mind that gum and hard candy can pose a choking risk for young children.

7. A Spooky Good Night
Remove make-up before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

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