Goblins, and ghosts, and witches, OH MY!
Many parents are frightened on Halloween, and for good reason: according to Safe Kids USA, children are more than twice as likely to be killed by a car while walking on Halloween night than at any other time of the year. Thankfully, parents can sleep safe knowing Halloween accidents such as this are easily preventable if the right precautions are taken.
- Carry a flashlight and wear reflective or bright-colored clothing
- Take extra care when crossing streets and use crosswalks if possible
- Always have a form of identification handy in case of separation
- Wear well-fitting costumes and masks. Ill-fitting masks can impede vision
- Costume weapons should be short, soft, and flexible
- Avoid poorly-lit homes and areas, and the homes of strangers
- Wear a flame-retardant costume and don’t get too close to candles or luminaries
- Make sure face paint or makeup is non-toxic; test it on a small patch of skin before use
- Do not trick-or-treat alone; Always take a partner or buddy.
- Always examine Halloween treats before eating for evidence of tampering
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
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