Halloween is a great time for children and parents alike. But, it is important to be safe. Before shopping for that last minute costume this weekend, take a look at these safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Pick costumes that are bright and reflective
Masks should not impede or block eye sight
Make sure wigs are flame resistant
When it comes to the pumpkins, have your children draw the faces and then you can do the cutting
Restrain pets so they do not jump or bit a trick-or-treater.
Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters:
Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
Never cut across yards or use alleys.
Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.
To review the entire post, click here.