Glowing accessories promote Halloween safety
Safety is a very important consideration on Halloween night. Street traffic is one of the main hazards to trick-or-treaters, and even though drivers are aware that there are a lot of children out and about on Halloween night, it is still essential that you take steps to ensure your kids are visible and have been coached on Halloween safety tips. Glow sticks are one of the best ways to make sure that drivers can see your kids on dimly lit and dark streets. Cheap glow sticks can be carried by children, or by parents supervising trick or treating troupes as they make their rounds through the neighborhood.
Glow bracelets and glow necklaces make good alternatives to handheld sticks. A glow in the dark necklace increases visibility from both directions without interfering with the child's ability to carry his or her bag of candy. You can also get a glow stick necklace, which offers even better visibility.
More on Halloween Safety
Visibility isn't the only safety issue you need to be aware of on Halloween. Here are some further Halloween safety tips to keep in mind:
- Children's Halloween costumes should be loose-fitting enough to allow for warm clothing to be worn beneath it.
- Masks should not interfere with the child's ability to see or breathe; in fact, it's better to stick to face paint if at all possible.
- Make sure that the child's costume does not create a tripping hazard. Accidental slips and falls, caused by a child tripping over a costume that's too long, are leading causes of injury on Halloween night.
- Do not approach any houses that are dark. People who are offering Halloween treats will keep lights on and jack-o-lanterns on the porch or in the window.
- Always inspect the candy before allowing your children to eat it to make sure it hasn't been tampered with in any way.
- Remind your children not to talk to strangers, and certainly not to accept any rides from people they don't know.
The happiest Halloween is a safe Halloween, so don't take any risks and make sure your children are well aware of potential safety hazards. Also, groups of young children should always be supervised by at least one adult when they go trick-or-treating.