Halloween is a great opportunity to spend time with family, get creative, provide children with healthy snacks, and participate in physical activity. Being mindful of potential dangers can allow a safe and fun holiday for everybody. Thomas Law Offices encourages every parent to be cautious of their child’s safety this Halloween season. Here are some tips to help keep your child safe:
Decorate light-colored costumes and bags with reflective tape. Avoid covering your child from head-to-toe in dark fabrics and use plenty of reflective materials that will help make your child more visible to passing cars. Carrying a glow stick or flashlight will also help your child be seen by drivers.
Trick-or-treating often involves children crossing busy neighborhood streets, so use sidewalks and crosswalks whenever possible. Encourage your child to walk, not run, and to make eye contact with a driver before crossing the street in front of them. Children under the age of twelve should be accompanied by an adult. If your child is of age to go without a parent, make sure they trick-or-treat with a large group in a familiar area and never alone.
Choose safe costumes for your child. Costumes should be the proper size to avoid trips and falls. Swords, knives, and any other weapon should be soft and pliable. Masks and other facial decorations should not obstruct your child’s vision. In case of allergic reaction, test all makeup on a small area first before applying to your child’s face.
Examine all treats before your child eats them. Avoid eating too many treats or any homemade treats made by strangers. Tell your child to never enter a stranger’s home unless accompanied by a supervising adult and never accept a ride from a stranger.
Following these tips can lead to a safe Halloween night for your family. If you wish to learn more about safety this week and every week, contact Thomas Law Offices for more information.