Halloween Trick or Treat Kid Safety Tips
Keeping Kids Safe on Halloween is a very important and essential concern for parents and caregivers alike. Halloween should be a fun time for all; but that’s not always the case as we live in a world where many are corrupt and wicked. Also, many use this time of the year to commit acts of wickedness especially against kids; therefore, keeping children safe on Halloween should be of utmost priority. Children love Halloween as it is the time for scary, frightening fun; dressing up in funny costumes, and parading in the streets going from house to house for goodies. Still, this is a time when safety should be strongly enforced and this guide will help you keep your kids safe on Halloween.
Choose the right costume:
Always choose the right costume for your child which fits him or her properly. Moreover make sure that the costume is flame retardant. You should also make sure that accessories, such as wigs are flame resistant as well. To keep your child safe during the party, be sure that his/her shoes fit properly and wigs are not so long that they cause falls.
If your kid is going to be costumed as a knight or a superhero in the party, than make sure the sword being used is not sharp, but very dull and blunted. Since most parties and trick or treating happen at night time be sure to decorate your kid’s costume with glow in the dark accessories and reflective stickers. These accessories and stickers make it easier to be seen at night.
These should be avoided as they limit or interfere with a child’s vision all too often. A much better choice would be face paint but, if your child still wants to wear a mask then make sure eye and nose openings are large and the mask sits firmly in place on your child’s face.
Instruct your child never to eat opened candy received from trick or treating. All candies should be examined by parents before consumption. Also, remove candies from the immediate reach of young child who are likely to choke.
Accessories and Jewellery:
Avoid dressing very small children with accessories like beads and jewellery. Children enjoy putting any thing in their mouths so earrings and rings even though they are made of plastic present a choking hazard. So keep those beads away from these small children. .
Other safety precautions:
Feed your child before taking or sending them out. Whether it’s a party or trick or treating make sure they left home with something in their tummies. Instruct children about the dangers of knocking on doors when they are alone and also the danger of going to abandon looking houses. Children also need to know that they should only go the houses where the lights are on, with a group, and that they should only accept candies and gifts at the door. They should never go inside any one’s house. Just about every child has a cell phone these days, so instruct your child to call and let you know what’s going on. Children also need to remember to look both ways before crossing the street and avoid walking in the middle of the street.
Safety first should not happen only during Halloween, but, it should be an everyday habit. However, since this is a time of the year when some people become creepy and have been known to act crazy; the need for keeping kids safe becomes more urgent especially at this particular time. Halloween is suppose to be fun and entertaining but since some choose to make it bad then, parents and care givers must do all they can to ensure the safety of their children every day especially at Halloween.