5 Last Minute Halloween Safety TipsBy Home Security Source Oct 30, 2010 | 9:30:00 amPosted in: Child Safety, Fire Prevention, Home
Costumes are picked out, the house is decorated, and plans are set for Halloween night. Throughout all of the excitement, it’s still important keep safety in mind. Here are a few reminders for the night. Double check costumes.
Make sure your children’s costumes fit well, are non-flammable, and that masks aren’t blocking any field of vision. It’s also a good idea to have some sort of reflectors so little trick-or-treaters can be seen in the dark. This is especially important in high traffic areas. Inspect the candy.
Look through the candy before your child eats any of it. Hidden dangers like sharp objects, misplaced medications, or any other inedible objects could cause serious health risks. Also, as a general rule, homemade goods shouldn’t be trusted and are probably best thrown away. Avoid dark or dimly lit houses.
Skip houses that aren’t lit to avoid accidents that can cause someone to trip and fall. A dark house on Halloween night usually means there is no one giving out candy. Keep your own house and yard well lit if you intend to greet trick-or -treaters. This is also an effective deterrent for vandals
. Clear your yard.
Make sure there isn’t anything that young children can trip over while approaching your house (ladders, dog leashes, flower pots, etc.). Also, if you have a jack-o’-lantern use an artificial light instead of a candle to prevent a fire hazard. Stay within known neighborhoods and plan a route.
It’s a good idea to keep to the neighborhoods and neighbors you’re familiar with on Halloween night. Plan out a route and stick to it.
If you decide to opt out of door-to-door trick-or-treating, you can organize a Halloween event
in your neighborhood as a safer alternative.
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