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3 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

Looking to give your child the happiest of Halloweens? Besides providing them with the best costume, it’s important to provide them with some safety precautions for the big night. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some simple, helpful tips to give your child the greatest (and safest) Halloween this year:

Way 1: Bring a Flashlight

Fear that you and your kids will encounter some dimly light walkways? Instead of risking a slip and fall, bring a flashlight with you. Being as inexpensive as $2, you can pick up a flashlight (or two) at your local dollar store. This will not only come in handy when you visit a dimly light property, but will also be a great way to help look through your child’s trick-or-treat basket for any candy you’d like to toss that may be questionable.

Way 2: Rid of Masks

Does your child’s costume come with a mask? If so, it might be a better idea to opt for face paint/makeup to replace the mask. When most Halloween masks are created, manufacturers produce the costume staple for daytime — rather than nighttime. With that being said, a mask at nighttime tends to hinder your vision and can be rather dangerous to walk around in — leaving room for a possible fall. If your child is set on having mask, then compromise with them and tell them that they can only wear the mask when they knock on someone’s door for candy — and not to walk around at night wearing it.

Way 3: Hem Costumes

Sometimes Halloween costumes aren’t practical. Being impractical, they’re created with loose, flowing fabric that can easily be snagged on a bush — or could even become stuck under a shoe, leading to a fall. If your child plans on wearing a costume that may become a safety hazard, then it’s important to take precaution beforehand. If you’re not savvy with a needle and thread, then try using a simple fabric glue to hem any pant legs that may be too long and a potential tripping hazard; the same applies for sleeves. This will be a surefire way to eliminate the any safety hazards that may arise.