For many people, their favorite month of the year is October. Whether they have a passion for the seasonal produce, find their inspiration in the changing autumn leaves, or love the taste of a pumpkin spice latte, there is definitely a little something for everyone in October.
Of course, October is extra special for those of us with a passion for all things spooky, tricky, or full of treats. Halloween is this month, and many of us love nothing more than walking kiddies around the block for their free candy, or cuddling up under the blankets for a Halloween classic. However, just because we like a scare around Halloween, doesn’t mean we don’t want to be safe. Luckily for us, October is also Halloween Safety Month, and there are plenty of tips for staying safe on the spookiest day of the year.
Staying Safe on the Roads
One of the biggest hazards to kids around Halloween is the risk of automobile accidents. With so many kids on the street for trick or treating, safety on the roads is of the utmost importance. Make sure your kids practice safety, like checking before crossing the street, and avoid walking on the roads. If you’re a motorist, be extra cautious, especially when driving through neighborhoods or residential areas.
One option for keeping kids safe during Halloween is adding some safety details to their costumes. Some folks encourage their kids to opt for a lighter-colored costume, and others attach a reflective detail or two, so that drivers are sure to see them. Another option is buying glow stick style necklaces or bracelets and having your kids wear them while trick or treating.
Another risk during the Halloween season is flammable costumes and clothing. Not all Halloween costumes are created equal when it comes to fire-safety, so check to be sure that your costumes are not made of ultra-flammable materials.
We all like to have fun on Halloween, especially the kids, but remember to be safe out there when it’s time to trick or treat!