That’s why it’s important to have precautions in place to protect your kids from the risk of Halloween-related injuries or accidents. Keep reading for an outline of Halloween safety tips for your kids.
- Do not let children wear baggy or long costumes, as they are difficult to walk in and can be tripping
- Purchase wigs, costumes and accessories that are fire-retardant.
- Select face makeup and paint that is labeled as non-toxic and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent allergic
- Place reflective tape on your children’s costumes and candy buckets if they are going trick-or- treating at
- Remind children to stay on the sidewalk and look both ways before crossing the
- Do not allow children under 12 years old to go trick-or-treating by
- Remind children to never approach or get into a car with a stranger offering them candy.
- Once your children get home, inspect their candy to ensure it’s safe to
Pumpkin Carving Tips
- Only carve pumpkins on a flat surface with adequate lighting, such as a kitchen
- Use a pumpkin-carving kit that includes tools appropriate for the
- Place lit jack-o’-lanterns away from flammable objects, such as sheets and
Trick-or-Treating in Busy Areas
In addition to these tips, make sure you take extra precautions when your children go trick-or- treating in busy areas. If you live near busy roads, consider only allowing your children to trick-or- treat during the day, or accompany children of all ages to keep them safe among fast-moving motorists.
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