Wednesday 26th October 2022
Halloween is a time which is enjoyed by many kids and adults alike. It is however a potentially dangerous night where costumes and traffic can pose a hazard for trick-or-treaters, especially children.
In todays blog, we will be sharing with you some quick tips to help ensure that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween night.
Choosing a costume which is safe is essential. You should ensure that your costume is as follows:
- Fire resistant
- Is reflective (For going out after dark)
- Has a mask (if applicable) which is easy to see through. Non-toxic makeup is a great alternative!
You should ensure that all makeup is removed before bed to prevent irritation.
When out and about
Here's a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year. This is a result of a lack of visibility and the low light of night.
When out on Halloween night:
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighbourhood rounds. For older children who go alone you should plan and review a safe route.
- Travel in well lit areas and children travelling on their own should stick with their friends.