With nearly 75% of children heading out to trick-or-treat this year, we have some tips on how to have a fun and safe Halloween! For many parents, Halloween is a big concern and worry while their children on their own running around unsupervised. Below are the top six parental concerns during the Halloween night.
- Pedestrian injury: More than twice the amount of children are killed in a pedestrian/vehicle incident from 4-10 PM on Halloween than any other day of the year. We recommend staying in well lit subdivisions, only crossing at corners, and have your children carry flashlights and have reflective clothing.
- Poisoning: Always check your children’s candy before they are allowed to eat. Make sure all candy is factory wrapped.
- Abduction: Children under 12 should always be accompanied by an adult. Groups are always the best. If there is a large group make sure you have a couple of parents not just one. Instruct your children on only going to homes with a porch light on and never entering somebody’s home under any condition. Subdivisions again are the safest; make sure you choose a neighborhood where there are lots of street lights, and parents around.
- Falls: Make sure all your children’s costumes fit properly and have nothing dragging. Children should only use sidewalks and walk.
- Burns: Have your children have a flame resistant costume on as well as staying away from lit pumpkins.
- Broken Bones: Again walking is important!
- Properly fitting shoes
- Flame resistant
- Non-Toxic face make-up
- Flashlight or non-toxic glow sticks
- Reflective tape
- No loose costumes
- Avoid masks
- No sharp objects
Linda Craft & Team hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween! If you have anymore questions contact us at (919)235.0007 and www.LindaCraft.com