Halloween!! What to keep in mind when going with a child for Trick-or-Treat !!
Once more, it's that creepy, hair-raising, gory, spine-chilling time of the year! Halloween is typically fun for kids because it entails dressing up, going trick-or-treating, and then indulging in candy. While going trick-treating, parents and caregivers should remember these important safety tips.
Ensure the child is appropriately dressed: The dresses often limit mobility. Long dresses make it hard for kids climbing stairs, increasing the chances of tripping over. So, make sure costumes allow children to have their full range of motions for arms, legs, and head to prevent an injury if they fall. Masks should be of proper fit to let the child have clear vision and unobstructed breathing.
It's better to use makeup and hair gel instead of masks: Masks are made of standard size, limiting the wearer's vision. Creative face painting will be safe as it won't restrict breathing and visibility.
Wear reflectors: Halloween trick-or-treating starts before sunset and continues late at night. It is fun, but at the same time, night poses a risk of accidents due to lack of visibility. Hence, it is a must for parents/caregivers to be sure that kids wear reflectors, headlamps, and glowing bracelets or necklaces. It will also help in keeping track of the kids also.
Be mindful and limit your area: It is to be kept in mind that while enjoying trick or treat, we need to respect other people's privacy. Enter a home that has lights on. Be careful, and inspect carefully before entering, as there can be a dog. Usually, it is always written "Beware of Dogs," so be careful. Setting expectations for younger children is essential—no need to hit every home or far away street.
Inspect all the treats: The parents and caretakers must inspect the candies. There can be some damage, unopened, repackaged, or homemade candies. Also, some could cause allergies, so inspect the ingredients before letting the child have them.