From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time both for kids and parents. Kids get to dress up as their favorite characters, and heads out for some great tricks. Parents usually overlook the real-life dangers their kids may face when out for a fun evening. To make it a trick-free fun-filled day, parents need to take some precautionary steps to protect their loved ones from burns, falls, and many other dangerous things.
- Razor Blades
Razor blades in apples are more myth than a reality. So, it is much better to warn kids not to eat any treats unless an adult has checked them thoroughly for a sign of tampering.
- Flaming Pumpkins
You have to make sure that your pumpkin doesn’t turn into an arsonist. For this, you can ensure that these pumpkins are placed away from landings and doorsteps where kids’ costumes could brush against the flare. Only buy costumes labeled “flame-retardant.” It means that the material won’t burn.
- Draped Costumes
Draped ghost costumes look adorable on kids. But, these costumes can cause a horrible spill. You have to make sure that kids are guarded against trips and fall, and for this, try to pick costumes that fit well and don’t drag on the ground.
- Pedestrians are vulnerable
These cute little pedestrians are vulnerable on Halloween. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, the chances of kids being hit by a car are higher on Halloween than on any other day of the year. So try to pick costumes that are light-colored, bright, and visible to drivers. Plus, you can make these costumes visible by decorating or trimming their costumes with reflective tape, which will glow in the beam of a car’s headlight. You can easily find a reflective tape in hardware stores.
- Scary Masks
Kids love to wear scary masks. But to ensure safety, kids need to be able to see clearly. If your child insists on wearing a mask, make sure it fits securely and provides adequate ventilation. Ensure that the eye holes in the mask are large enough to allow clear and full vision. Flashlights don’t go with their scary costume theme, but they are significant if you want kids to see properly and to be seen in the dark.
- Hats and scarves
Hats and scarves look cute, but you have to make sure that you tie them securely. Otherwise, they can slip over kids’ eyes and obstruct their vision.
- Costume accessories
Kids love to carry costume accessories like swords, knives, and many other things. These accessories should be made of soft and flexible material to protect little ones and their friends from accidental injuries. Make sure wigs and beards don’t cover your kids’ eyes, noses, or mouths.
- Inappropriate shoes
Falls are common on Halloween, and inappropriate shoes are one of the major reasons playing a prime role in causing this problem. Don’t overlook what your kids are wearing. They should wear well-fitting sturdy shoes to avoid any harms or injuries. Oversized high heels? Think again! Also, you can remove obstacles from lawns, steps, and porches to ensure safety.
- Decorative lights
Without decorative lights, the house doesn’t feel spooky. If you are using these lights indoors or outside the house, use only those decorative lights that have been tested for safety by any recognized testing laboratory. Recheck all the lights for broken or cracked sockets. Check each set for frayed or bare wires, and discard all the damaged sets.
In decorating the house, parents usually overlook the dangers of candles and jack-o-lanterns. You have to keep them away from curtains and other decoration items that could explode. Don’t leave burning candles unattended.
- Electrical outlets
If you want to put up a strand of decorative lights, do that it looks cool. But, don’t overlook electrical outlets and extension cords. Neglecting them can cause serious damage.
- Location updates
Don’t forget to mark safe and unsafe zones when your kids want to go out with friends to have fun. Track their GPS location via Xnspy. Get an instant notification whenever they try to surpass those virtual boundaries you have developed for them. Make sure they carry their cellphones with them.
Make Halloween fun for all, and the easiest way to do that is by ensuring that you have incorporated all the safety measures.
Witch-ing you a spook-tacular Halloween!