Halloween is many children’s favorite holiday, offering the chance to scour the neighborhood and collect sweet treats from neighbors. However, children are at a higher risk of pedestrian accidents during Halloween than any other holiday. Other types of accidents, like trip and fall accidents or child burn injuries, are also more common. To help protect your kids from harm on October 31, consider the following safety tips:
- Put kids in light- or brightly-colored costumes. Adding reflective tape can help drivers see children if they are out after dark. Have each child carry or wear a flashlight, both so they can see and so others can see them.
- Make sure costume hems are short enough that kids don’t trip over them, and that their shoes are the right size.