Posted on 10/24/2011, by Jeremy Edsall
Halloween is a wonderful time of year for children to express their creativity and use their imagination. Unfortunately, Halloween can also be dangerous for youngsters if parents do not take the proper precautions to protect their children. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
§ Do not let children wear costumes that are long, baggy or loose, as they are tripping hazards and are hard to walk in.
§ Choose costumes, wigs and accessories made from fire-retardant material.
§ Select brightly colored costumes so that motorists can see children as they trick-or-treat. Also, add strips of reflective tape to outfits and treat bags.
§ Buy face make-up that is labeled “FDA Approved” or “Non-Toxic” to avoid adverse allergic reactions.
§ Do not allow children under age 12 to trick-or-treat alone, and help older children plan out a safe route before they leave the house.
Instruct children to never approach a car to accept treats.