Halloween is a beloved holiday for most youngsters. They get to dress up as a pirate or a cowboy or a princess and they get to stay up late and play outside. It is a perfect play-day for most kids. Plus, it is the one day a year where it is socially acceptable to do the one thing those kids have wanted to do all year round and knock on other people’s doors to ask them for candy. And they will actually give it to them!
Children across the nation look forward with excitable trepidation and anticipation for the one night a year in which they not only get to dress up, and I mean really dress up, but also go door to door collecting sacks full of candy. And while Halloween is meant to be a little scary, the prospect of letting these children run around at night by themselves is more than a little scary for most parents. Still, Halloween can be both fun and safe for the entire family if a few precautions and safety tips are followed.
One of the major safety tips to consider for this Halloween is to ensure that your children do not go unsupervised while trick-or-treating. If the children are under the age of ten then you the parent should accompany them. If the kids are older than ten years and want to go with a group of friends, make sure that at least one adult is going as well.
A safe Halloween also extends to a child’s costume. Light colors or reflective colors should be used on the costume. Reflective tape should also be used to ensure that drivers and other people can easily see the child in the dark. Additionally, with the common use of candles for decorations during Halloween, a child’s costume should be made of flame resistant material. By following these few safety tips a family can have a fun and, more importantly, a safe Halloween.