Halloween is an exciting holiday that kids look forward to every year. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dangers associated with the holiday, making many parents less excited than their children. The good news is with a little preparation and foresight, you can make your child’s experience safe.
- Put Reflective Strips on Costumes
One of the biggest dangers of Halloween is sending kids out to go trick-or-treating in the dark. Your child’s costume may be the most incredible in the neighborhood, but if it can’t be seen by drivers, your child could be hit by a car. There are reflective strips you can purchase to attach to your child’s costume, making him or her visible to passing cars and other trick-or-treaters.
- Purchase and Carry Flashlights
A flashlight is another way to ensure others are able to see your trick-or-treater, and they can also light the way so your child doesn’t trip over something in the dark. To make carrying a flashlight enticing to your little one, purchase a light with a Halloween theme. For example, if your child is dressed as a princess, a magic wand flashlight might be exciting to carry.
- Ensure Costumes Are Not Restrictive
If your child can’t move freely in his or her costume, the chance of tripping and falling will go up. If you purchased your child’s costume and it needs some adjustments, hire someone or do the adjustments yourself so it won’t be a hazard. For example, a child wearing a skirt that is too tight won’t be able to take regular steps and could fall. If the skirt is too long, it could also trip the child.
- Review Safety Rules Before Heading Out
Be sure you speak with your child before heading out to go trick-or-treating, and before going to any parties. Because there are so many risks at Halloween, you should review safety rules so your child knows exactly what is expected and exactly what to do in any possible situations. Some rules might include:
- Only knocking on doors of people you know and trust.
- Not getting into a car with anyone.
- Staying in groups instead of venturing out alone.
- Not eating any treats until mom or dad has had a chance to look them over.
Receiving Legal Assistance If Needed
If your child was hurt on Halloween, you may need help from a personal injury lawyer, like from the Law Office of Daniel Wright, determining who was at fault and filing a claim. Contact a personal injury lawyer to receive that assistance today.