Halloween is great time to dress up your home, your kids and your lawn, but follow our tips for having a safe and fun time.
- Check your kids costume to make sure they will not trip over them when going up steps.
- Wear warm clothing to keep warm if it’s a cold night.
- Select brightly-coloured costumes and have the kids wear face paint or make-up as opposed to a mask.
- When buying wigs, fake beards and costume materials, look for “flame resistant” on the label.
- Add reflective tape to costumes or the child’s treat bag to make sure they are visible to cars.
Decorating your home
- Fake candles that run on batteries are available at dollar stores and are a safe alternative to putting candles outside or putting them inside jack-o-lanterns.
- On October 31, turn on your outside lights and clear leaves or debris that may block the path to your door.
- Condo owners and apartment dwellers often have a candy area set up in the lobby of the building.
- Before you let the kids enjoy their treats, carefully inspect the candy and toss any opened candies.
- If your child has a food allergy, pay close attention to the ingredients listed on the candy and be prepared to throw out anything that does not have them.
Travelling on Halloween
- Watch out for excited children who may dart out in the road while you are driving.
- Obey the traffic signals and be alert.
- If you choose to drink, have a designated driver, money for a taxi or a place to stay the night.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!