This Halloween season, be sure to take time out of your preparations for trick-or-treating and costume parties to think about safety. With that in mind, here are some tips to keep you and your family safe while enjoying the spooky holiday:
If you’re wearing a costume, be sure it doesn’t restrict your vision or your ability to walk.
This is a safety issue, not a fashion issue. If you’re wearing a costume, be sure it doesn’t restrict your vision or your ability to walk. You should also consider how the costume will affect your breathing, as well as if it will be too heavy for you to wear for long periods of time. Make sure nothing is too tight around the neck or shoulders and that there are no long strings hanging from your outfit that could get caught on anything dangerous.
Wear light-colored costumes, and make sure they're a good length.
It's important to wear a light-colored costume so that you can be easily seen in the dark, and longer costumes give more room to walk around and avoid tripping over things. If your costume doesn't fit well, try making it bigger by adding some material around the waist or shoulders.
Consider wearing flame-resistant costumes.
- Flame resistant costumes. Some costumes are already flame resistant, but if you’re wearing a costume that isn’t made of synthetic fabrics, consider adding a layer of protection by wearing clothing underneath your costume to protect your skin from getting burned. If you can find one, there are even flame-resistant makeup options available for purchase.
- No masks or loose clothing or hair accessories. Make sure that the mask you wear fits snugly around your face and has eye holes that are small enough to keep out debris without allowing smoke in. Loose clothing like scarves and long hair can also get caught on fire by mistake and should be avoided if possible since they increase the risk of burns and other injuries following an explosion or fire.
Carry an extra flashlight with you.
You probably have a smartphone on you at all times, which means you can use it as a flashlight if needed. But what happens when your smartphone dies? Carrying an extra flashlight with you is the best way to ensure that will never happen. An LED light can be helpful for navigating dark streets and looking for hazards in dimly lit areas. The red filter feature is also great because it preserves night vision and doesn't impact your ability to see colors quite like regular lights do (which makes them much easier on the eyes). If you're going to be out late in some spooky weather this season, make sure that you've got yourself an extra battery pack so that when one of your flashlights starts running low on power, there's always another ready for action!
Ensure younger children are accompanied by adults at all times.
- Ensure younger children are accompanied by adults at all times.
- Don't leave your child alone in the dark for extended periods of time.
- Children should never be left unattended, even if you're just checking on them from time to time.
Make sure children can clearly see and breathe through their masks.
Make sure children can clearly see and breathe through their masks.
In order to ensure that their masks are not too tight, children should be able to fit two fingers between the mask and their nose. They should also be able to comfortably drink from a bottle of water without taking off their mask.
If the mask is too loose, it may not form an airtight seal on your child's face, which would prevent them from being protected against germs transmitted through touch or airborne particles such as pollen or dust mites. Make sure that any strings attached to the mask do not get tangled up with other items like blankets or bed sheets if your child has trouble getting up in the middle of the night for bathroom breaks (or when it’s time for coffee). A snug fit makes it harder for small children whose coordination hasn't yet reached adult levels to remove their own masks if necessary; this is why we recommend that parents help younger children put on their masks so they don't accidentally pull them off during sleep time!
When selecting a trick-or-treat bag, be sure it's made of flame retardant material.
If you're going to be carrying a bag on Halloween, make sure it is made of flame retardant material. Plastic bags are not recommended because they can melt and become extremely dangerous in the event of fire. If you choose to use a paper bag instead, make sure that it has been treated with fire resistant chemicals prior to buying it. If possible, purchase an empty plastic bag for your candy and fill it up with all the treats before handing them out. This will prevent any overstuffing or sharp edges from causing injuries when you hand out treats.
Only accept commercially wrapped treats that have intact seals and labels with the manufacturer’s name on them.
- Only accept commercially wrapped treats that have intact seals and labels with the manufacturer’s name on them.
- Don't accept homemade treats: You don't know how they were made, where they came from or how long they've been sitting around.
- Don't accept unwrapped treats: If someone hands you a tempting-looking treat in an unmarked container, it could be anything—and it may not be intended for consumption by humans at all!
- Don't accept candy that is expired: Expired candy is more likely to contain bacteria and other harmful substances than fresh candy. It's also not very tasty anymore.
- Don't accept treats with missing ingredients or labels: If you can see through a wrapper into the package of Halloween candy inside (which isn't always easy!), make sure there are just sweets inside and nothing else—like rocks or batteries!
Trick-or-treaters should avoid masks if possible. Instead, decorative makeup is recommended as it provides more visibility and won't restrict breathing.
There's no need to sacrifice style just because it's cold outside. Here are some tips for staying warm while still looking your best:
- Wear a bandana around the mouth to keep the wind from blowing in your face. This will also help keep you from breathing in too much dust and pollen, which can lead to allergies.
- Wear a hat to protect your head and ears from getting frostbite in case it gets really cold out there (and it might). You don't want an ear infection on top of having that terrible flu bug! Or worse still, hypothermia could set in if you're not careful with how long you stay out trick-or-treating at night due to temperatures dropping even lower than usual this year due to climate change affecting all aspects of our lives - even something simple like walking around town without proper protection on one's face can lead one into serious trouble later down the road."
Avoid trick-or-treating alone if possible. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Halloween is a time for fun, but it's also a time when we are all reminded of how precious life is. As such, it's important to take safety precautions when celebrating and enjoying yourself this holiday season.
One of the best ways to ensure your safety is by avoiding trick-or-treating alone if possible. Walking in groups or with a trusted adult will not only make you feel safer but can also help you feel more comfortable talking about any concerns that may arise while out in your neighborhood. If you cannot find any friends or adults who are willing or able to join you, consider sticking close to home until you do find someone who can accompany you on your adventure through the dark streets of suburbia (for example). This way there will still be at least one person watching over your shoulder during some potentially scary moments!
Also remember that whoever comes along with should be someone who has agreed beforehand upon before leaving their house—so no surprises here please! It's always good practice when making plans like these that everyone involved has had their say when making decisions about what happens next; after all without taking into account every party member's opinion then things could go awry quickly which would defeat its very purpose: being safe from harm so have fun!!
Have your kids bring a cell phone along for emergencies (if possible).
You will be the responsible parent that you always wanted to be if you make sure your kids have a cell phone with them on Halloween night. It's just an added safety measure, and it will be much easier for them to contact you in case of an emergency or if they need help getting home because they're lost, or if they've eaten too much candy and feel sick.
Having fun this October 31st is important but so is avoiding injuries!
As much fun as this time of year is, there are always safety concerns. It’s important to make sure that you and your family have a plan in place for this spooky season and keep everyone safe. Here are some tips that will help you stay injury-free:
- Plan ahead! Make sure you have a flashlight, extra batteries and your cell phone by the door when you leave the house. And don’t forget about costumes! Some may be flame retardant but many aren't, so avoid those if possible.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times—including what's around corners or in dark alleys! A group costume is ideal so someone can watch out for each other; or if walking alone, consider sticking with an adult who can help out just in case something happens along the way.
- Stay alert when crossing streets or driving through neighborhoods—even though Halloween night typically has fewer accidents than any other day of the year (according to AAA), there could still be drunk drivers out on their cars tonight trying to get home so be mindful of them too!
We hope that this list has given you some useful tips for staying safe during Halloween. Remember: safety first!