Safety Tips for Kids Halloween Costumes

When we think of Halloween, we mostly think of our kids dressing up in their cute costumes and going out the door to try something sweet. We don’t always think about the danger these costumes can pose to our children. When buying or making costumes, keep the following Halloween safety tips in mind. Accidents do happen, but if we take certain precautions, we can reduce the likelihood that something will happen to our little ones.

Here is a list of things to look out for.

1. If they are wearing masks, hats or scarves, make sure their eyesight is not impaired. Use hair clips to prevent hats and scarves from slipping out of your eyes. Make sure the eye holes in the masks are large enough to see clearly in all directions: on the sides, in front, in the legs (so they don’t trip over anything) and overhead (so they don’t hit a low hanging surface). branch).

2. Halloween makeup is a good alternative to a poorly fitting mask. However, some people are allergic to makeup. Test a small spot one week before use. Make sure the cosmetics you buy are non-toxic.

3. The suit should fit well. Make sure it’s not too long so they don’t trip over it. A suit that is too tight or too loose can affect their mobility. Try it on at least a few days in advance, and preferably even earlier, so that you have time to adjust it. If you are not sewing, you can use safety pins to shorten or insert it. Even duct tape can be used to temporarily shorten the suit. If the suit is too small, consider purchasing or making it larger.

4. Make sure the child is visible in the dark. Reflective tape can be worn over the shoulders, waist and even the back of the shoe. Reflective stickers or flashing Halloween badges can be pasted on the front of the costume. Reflective tape can also be attached to their gift or gift bags. Older children should always use a flashlight when going outside on their own.

5. For safety reasons, shoes should be worn, not fashionable clothes for small children. Sturdy athletic shoes can help reduce falls when children run up to the doorbell to ring the bell.

6. Accessories must be age and size appropriate. If they are too large for the child, he or she may trip over or accidentally trip over someone. Make sure all swords, broomsticks, shields, pistols, wands, or axes are made of soft rubber or flexible plastic materials.

7. If you are taking out small children, do not let them get too heavy. This could cause them to stumble. Carry extra bags with you to dump candy out of your bags.

Traffic accidents with pedestrians increased on Halloween. These few Halloween safety tips can make the difference between being happy and traumatized.

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