There’s no denying that Halloween is one of the most anticipated
nights of the year. From the over-flowing bags of candy to the cute, creative
costumes, it proves to be a fun-filled time for both kids and parents
alike. Unfortunately it produces some spooky statistics when it comes
to child safety. According to
Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed
on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
Help keep your children safe this Halloween by following these 5 tips:
Check the treats. Make sure to examine all treats for choking hazards and
tampering before letting your children eating them.
Pick a costumes that fits. When selecting your child’s costume make
sure it’s the right size and doesn’t cover their eyes to prevent
trips and falls
Never trick-or-treat alone. Your child should always trick-or-treat in
groups or with a trusted adult.
Ensure safety on the street. Mark treat bags and costumes with reflective
tape and have children carry a flashlight so drivers can see them.
Make your home a safe tick-or-treat zone. Keep porches and walkways clear
of candles and other obstacles, but make sure the outside of your house
is still well lit. Even if they seem harmless to you, keep family pets
away from trick-or-treaters.