4 Halloween Safety Tips

 

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Halloween accidents can be frightening. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help you and your child avoid bumps, bruises and broken bones this year. Dodge the goblins and ghouls with these four Halloween safety tips.

Creative costumes
The perfect costume is essential to enjoying Halloween. However, before you go trick or treating, give your costume a few safety tweaks. Prevent tripping; always make sure the costume fits properly. If your costume has a mask, make sure it does not obstruct your vision. Lastly, adding reflective tape to you or your child’s costume can help cars see them better in the darkness.

Not so Haunted House
Your house has the perfect decorations, but something is missing – extra lights. Make sure to keep walkways and high traffic areas well lit and free from obstacles. Also, keep in mind fire safety. If you have lit jack-o’-lanterns, make sure they are out of reach.

Safe Trick or Treating
Did you know, only one-third of parents talks to their children about Halloween safety? Let’s increase those odds. Remind your kids to take a flashlight, always look for cars before crossing streets and to never accept homemade goods from strangers. It’s also important to never let children, under the age of 10, trick or treat alone.

Carve Pumpkins wisely
If you haven’t carved your pumpkin already, keep these carving tips in mind: always use safe carving tools, follow all instructions provided in the pumpkin-carving kit and never allow young children to carve a pumpkin.

Teal pumpkins
Friendly reminder: if you see a teal pumpkin on a doorstep, it’s not the latest pumpkin trend, the house is offering non-food treats in support of children with food allergies. Learn more about the Teal pumpkin project, click here.

Avoid a scary situation this Halloween, keep these safety tips in mind. Happy Halloween everyone!

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