It will be Halloween in a little over a week. Parents are rushing to buy pumpkins and costumes for their kids, decorations, and making last-minute party plans. Amidst all of this, it is easy to forget about safety on Halloween. So, here are some things to remember while out having fun:
Bring a light. Visibility is vital on Halloween night. Not only does one need to be able to properly see out of their costume, but one also needs to keep an eye out for cars and other people. Using a flashlight would greatly increase the ability to see and be seen during the busy and dark night. Some kind of tactical flashlight is especially recommended, as they are durable and have long battery life.
Dress warmly. It is going to get cold very quickly once the sun goes down, so it is important to dress accordingly. Use gloves, hats, extra socks, and long underwear in order to stay warm and keep one’s costume visible. Furthermore, hand warmers are very useful, and are inexpensive, disposable, and easy to carry. Walking will help to keep the body warm, but these extra clothes will help even more.
Use the buddy system. Not only is it less fun to be out alone, but the buddy system is especially important for children out trick-or-treating. Staying together helps insure that none of them will get lost, helps prevent injury, and helps them be more visible to passing cars. Make sure to have children go out in groups if they are old enough to trick-or-treat without parents, and it will help them stay safe.
With these tips, staying safe on Halloween will be easy, and parents can rest assured that their children will not be in danger.
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