2HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS There are many ways to keep a child safe at Halloween, when they are more prone to accidents and injuries.
3HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS The excitement of children and adults at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. Simple common sense can do a lot to stop any tragedies from happening.
4HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Help your child pick out or make a costume that will be safe. Ensure it is:Fire proofThat the eye holes are large enough for good peripheral vision.
5HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Choose bright colors or add reflective tape.Make sure the costume’s not a tripping hazard.If it’s cold outside, wear warm clothes under the costume.
6HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS When buying special Halloween makeup, check for packages containing ingredients that are labeled "Made with U.S. Approved Color Additives," "Laboratory Tested," Meets Federal Standards for Cosmetics," or "Non-Toxic.“
7HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Alwaysfollow manufacturer's instruction for application.
8HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch with candles in them, make sure that they are far enough out of the way so that kids costumes won't accidentally be set on fire.
9HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Better still, use PumpkinLights to light pumpkins. They make a light that looks like a flickering candle flame!
10HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Kids always want to help with the pumpkin carving. Small children shouldn't be allowed to use a sharp knife to cut the top or the face.
11HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS There are many kits available that come with tiny saws that work better then knives and are safer, although you can be cut by them as well.
12HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS It's best to let the kids clean out the pumpkin and draw a face on it, which you can carve for them.
13HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS If your child is carrying a prop, such as a scythe, butcher knife or a pitchfork, ensure that the tips are smooth and flexible enough to not cause injury if fallen on.
14HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Treating your kids to a spooky Halloween dinner will make them less likely to eat the candy they collect before you have a chance to check it for them.
15HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Trick or Threating
16HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Going door to door is the stuff of childhood memories! It should be a fun time, without trouble and worry, so following these easy safety tips can keep your child safe every Halloween.
17HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Be careful when crossing streets.Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic if there are no sidewalks.
18HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Walk, do not run, from house to house.
19HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR KIDS Do not cross yards and lawns where unseen objects or the uneven terrain can present tripping hazards.
20HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Small children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. Make sure an older sibling or adult is with them.
21HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Children should go out during daylight hours only unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
22HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves.
23HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields. Make sure they know to stay in populated places and don't go off the beaten track.
24HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Stay in well lighted areas.
25HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Stop only at familiar houses in your own neighborhood unless they are accompanied by an adult.
26HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car.
27HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.
28HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Ensure that your children stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treating without an adult.
29HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS Know the route your kids will be taking if you are not going with them.
30HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS Parents of trick-or-treating kids can get so caught up in the fun themselves that they might forget some simple safety ideas that could save everyone some trouble.Having a fun and safe Halloween will make it all worth while.
31HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS Know what other activities a child may be attending, such as parties, school or mall functions.
32HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS Make sure you set a time that they should be home by. Make sure they know how important it is for them to be home on time.
33HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you.
34HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS Explain to children the difference between tricks and vandalism. Throwing eggs at a house may seem like fun but they need to know the other side of the coin as well, clean up and damages can ruin Halloween.
35HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ADULTS Explain to your kids that animal cruelty is not acceptable. Kids may know this on their own but peer pressure can be a bad thing. Make sure that they know that harming animals is not only morally wrong but punishable by law and will not be tolerated.
36HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PARTIES Having a Halloween party, either one for adult or for children, is definitely great fun! In order to have things run smoothly and with no accidents…follow these tips….
37HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PARTIES If using dry ice in a punch bowl, make sure that the person serving keeps any dry ice chips out of drinks! It can cause severe injury if ingested.
38HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PARTIES If you are holding your party in your house, make sure that you move any breakable pieces of furniture or knick-knacks to another room where they can't get broken. A forgotten heirloom vase that hits the floor could ruin the night for you.
39HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR HOME SAFETY To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
40HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR HOME SAFETY Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
41HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR HOME SAFETY Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.
42HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS The National Safety Council urges motorists to be especially alert on Halloween.Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
43HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
44…and FinallyAnd for all of you who are old enough to do so…