Since the 1930s, Halloween has been a yearly American past time. Children (and adults) slip into their costumes, find the most significant bag possible and jump up and down with anticipation to begin the night’s plundering. With all the exuberance, children are less likely to be concerned about safety. Here are a few safety tips to help you have “A Safe Halloween” this year.
A- Avoid using handheld electronic devices while walking.
S- Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
A- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
E- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the number of treats you eat.
H- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.
A- Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
L- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks whenever possible.
L- Lower your risk of serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
O- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. Just because you can see them doesn’t mean they can see you.
W- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
E- Eat only factory wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
E- Enter homes only if you are with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
N- Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Keep yourself and your kids safe this Halloween. For a free poster on Halloween safety, go here.