There are several aspects of safety that must be considered by parents on Halloween night involving the child’s Halloween costumes, and we think costume stores have a duty to provide tips on avoiding danger. Unfortunately, many accidents and mishaps happen during the time when children are trick or treating probably because they are exciting than acting erratically. Common sense plays a crucial role to prevent accidents, and small precautions can be taken to eliminate dangers. Make sure your children understand how to cross the street safely and that they need to look both ways before ever stepping out into a street. Additionally, good idea for them to carry a flashlight or some other source of light that will make them more obvious to people in cars.
When it comes to Halloween costume safety there are few things that you can remember that will greatly increase the chance that your Halloween will be happy an accident free. First, make sure that the costume that the child is wearing is flame retardant. This means that it is made from a material that will not catch fire even if a flame is held up against it. All costumes are not made a flame retardant material so you should check with the manufacturer or store to make sure that it is. Second, make sure that the Halloween costume material is colorfast so that you don’t get staining on your clothing underneath the costume if it was to rain or you are to be splashed. Third, make sure that you can hem the legs of the child’s costume so that they don’t have any ability to trip and fall. Fourth, you do not carry fake guns, knives or swords if they look to authentic. These can be dangerous if they are not flexible if they were two to be used as a weapon or fallen upon. Fifth, make sure that the costume or wake that you’re wearing never comes in contact with candles or any other flames. Six, make sure that you tie your shoelaces twice so that you cannot trip and fall on them. Many people are not looking at their shoelaces while they’re trick or treating and if the laces have come undone they don’t notice. Seventh, make sure your makeup that you wear is hypoallergenic and nontoxic. It is far best to wear makeup over a mask that blocks your eyesight in that you’ll be able to see oncoming cars better if you do not have your peripheral vision blocked. Last, apply reflective tape to your Halloween costume if at all possible. Making sure that you’re able to be seen is far more important than your costume itself.
Both parents and children alike need to be concerned about safety while children are trick or treating in order to avoid unfortunate accidents. Halloween is a time unlike any other in that children are excited and running around outside when it is dark out. Making sure that you understand everyone’s safety is everyone’s responsibility is the first step toward a happy Halloween.