Children always enjoy Halloween but it can be a worrying time for parents. Halloween should be a treat for everyone, so we have produced the following safety tips to help make sure your kids have fun in safety!
Dressing up safely
Costumes should not be too long or restrict your child’s freedom to move – you don’t want any unplanned bumps in the night!
Some masks can obstruct a child’s vision; a potential danger, especially when they are crossing roads. Consider using face paints instead.
If your children are going to be out on the streets, make sure they are wearing visible clothing. Perhaps you could put reflective tape on their costumes.
Some costumes – coupled with the excitement of Halloween – can encourage aggressive behaviour. Even fake knives, swords and other costume accessories can hurt or scare people.
Make sure your children understand this and that any potentially dangerous items are made of cardboard or other flexible materials.
Ask your children not to eat any sweets or other treats that they have been given until they get home. Giving them a meal or snack before they go might help them resist temptation!
Carefully check all the things they have been given. Sweets and food that are still in their original wrappers are safest