People from all over the world often associate Halloween with fun and treats. Parents allow their children to go out and enjoy their trick and treat activities, without thinking about their child’s safety to some degree. The truth is, Halloween is not just about fun and treats. Several reports have revealed that compared to the other usual nights, the Halloween nights are more dangerous to children ages 5 to 11. A large number of children were killed and injured during Halloween nights and this happens primarily because of lack of parent’s supervision.
There are a lot of things that parents can do for their child’s safety at Halloween. To know more about the most advisable Halloween child safety strategies, just read on below some of the worth noting Halloween child safety tips that are perfect for parents, guardians and children as well.
Small children must only go to a well-lit house and remain only on porches rather than entering the house.
It will be better if children go for trick or treat activities with a number of their friends and accompany by one or several adults.
It will be wise if the children keep and remember their parents or their own home phone numbers and carry coins or cell phone for emergency calls.
Prepare name tags with addresses and attached them to Halloween costumes.
Parents must warn the children not to immediately eat any treats that are given to them. It will be wiser for parent to check all the treats before letting their children eat it.
If the children are wearing costumes that use swords, knives, or any hard objects, the parents must make sure that those accessories are not sharp and rigid. It will be better if the children can use the flexible accessories instead.
Children must stay on sidewalks and avoid crossing the street without supervision. If the children want to cross the street or cross at the corner, make sure that they are stay together in a group before crossing the road and do not crossing between parked cars. Therefore the passing by driver will able to see them clearly.
If possible, choose and wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame retardant.
Do not let the children wear baggy or oversized costumes to prevent them from tripping, and also do not let them wear oversize mask or hat that obstructing their view when walking. The children should use the mask that properly fit or face paint.
Set a curfew for older children.
Prepare homes for tricks or treaters by cleaning and clearing your porches, sidewalks, and lawns.
Make sure that the pedestrian area in your neighborhood is safe for trick or treaters.
For people who are driving at same time as the trick or treating activity, they need to be extra careful when driving around the neighborhood. Watch for any children that might crossing the streets. Drive safely and slowly.
Those basically are the Halloween child safety tips. It will be better if parents can follow it to ensure the children safety and support their activity so they can have a fun and enjoyable Halloween experience.