With all the spooky decorations, fun costumes, and candy, we can definitely say that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! However, we always want to make sure our trick-or-treaters are safe during the most eerie night of the year. Here are a few Halloween Safety Tips to keep your kiddos safe while trick-or-treating, at a haunted house, and more:
Make Sure Everyone is Visible
Since trick-or-treating happens at night and in or on the side of the road, it’s important that trick-or-treaters are visible to anyone driving on the roads during this time. Attaching reflective tape to costumes and equipping everyone with glow stick necklaces and bracelets are a good way to ensure that everyone is seen from a distance.
Remind Them of the Rules
Before you set out to go trick-or-treating, remind your party that they need to look both ways before they cross the street, never enter a stranger’s home or car, and stay in well-lit areas. While we recommend that trick-or-treaters are always accompanied by an adult, these reminders are especially important for older kids who may be venturing out on their own. Additionally, remind the folks 16 and older in your life to be careful driving in neighborhoods on Halloween and watch out for little ones roaming the streets.
Costumes may be the best part of Halloween, but there can be lots of hazards involved. Make sure that costumes fit correctly and do not have any hanging pieces that could be tripped over, ensure that all pieces of a costume are fire-resistant, opt for costume makeup over masks that may cause low-visibility, and be sure to remove all makeup before bedtime to avoid skin irritation.
No matter how you decide to celebrate Halloween this year, the folks at Skate Moore hope it’s a safe and spine-chilling holiday!