WHY ARE THE GHOSTS SO HAPPY WHEN THEY ARE IN AN ELEVATOR? BECAUSE HE RAISES THE SPIRIT!
Now that you’ve laughed at our creepy, funny Halloween pun, we’d like to share our Halloween safety tips for adults with you.
Whether you’re accompanying your kids or throwing a party, here are some safety tips to help make yourself come true and, most importantly, to keep you and your loved ones safe.
With these valuable safety tips, you can protect your little trick-or-treater from common Halloween dangers.
Halloween Safety Tips for Adults
- Supervise – All children should be followed by an adult when making treats.
- Stand out – Wear bright colors if possible, or you can add reflective tape to dark suits.
- Who are you going to call? – Put emergency identification on costumes or your child’s wrist. Please add your name, phone number and address in case they are separated.
- Check it out first – Hazardous paint ingredients can cause serious harm to young children. Make sure you know exactly what’s in your child’s face paint.
- Masked Hazards – Young children should not wear masks. Depending on the size of the child, they could cause breathing problems or obstructed vision.
- Treat Inspectors – Make sure you look at all of your child’s candy first. Throw away any unwrapped or unsealed pieces.
- 911 – Teach your kids the emergency number, just in case.
- Don’t Drive – If you can, avoid driving during the trick-or-treat.
- Be Alert – If you are driving, always watch out for children crossing the street. Likewise, if you are going out with your children, make sure the road is clear.
- Never Drink and Drive – Halloween is an excellent time for the holidays, but sometimes that means drinking. Never get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.
5 tips to keep parents and Adults safe this Halloween
It will be Halloween, which is a time of ghosts, ghouls and goblins; Candy; playing dress-up, and the smiles on the children faces in just a few days. As parents, you’ll take the time to make sure your little prince or princess is the cutest little hangout in the land and set the safety rules in advance, preaching to look both ways before crossing. On the street, stay alert and do NOT eat candy until you have had time to check it out.
You are probably so worried about the safety of your children that you don’t worry about your safety. However, this should also be a top priority because while you are dating your kids, it could lead to significant tragedy if anything happens to you.
- Plan a route in advance. Include the paths you know best to avoid dark alleys or get lost in the dark. Getting lost in the darkness can cause major panic, and once you are at this point, your alertness falters, making you (and your kids) an easy target.
- Bring a powerful flashlight. Consider purchasing a flashlight with LEDs, which emit a bright stream of light. Make sure you stay well lit so that your children can find you easily. Also, if you see something that doesn’t look right, turn on the flashlight to make sure it’s safe to continue.
- Do not trick or treat after 9:30 p.m. Usually, the later it comes, the more wickedness and mischief there is. Plus, your little ghosts are probably tired anyway and ready to go home and inspect their hiding place.
- Put reflective tape or festive Halloween stickers on your arms or legs. Believe it or not, people drive even though they know kids will be running the streets during Halloween. Just as you made sure your child is well lit, buy some reflective tape and place it on your arms and legs to ensure drivers can easily see you.
- Always walk on sidewalks or established paths. Never walk on the street, even if you have your flashlight, reflective tape, and the roads in your neighbourhood are blocked off. You are setting an example for your children, and if they think walking the streets is okay if there are no cars, you could prepare them and yourself for disaster. No sidewalks or pathways in your neighbourhood? Walk-in front of traffic as far to the side as possible.
Halloween Tips for Adults
Whether you don’t have kids or don’t feel like attending/hosting a Halloween party, you can always choose to go on vacation. If your neighbourhood hosts trick-or-treaters every year, here are some steps you can take to make sure this year’s festivities go off without a hitch:
- Check your porch light to make sure it is working. Otherwise, replace the bulb! It’s the only way kids can tell if your house is open for Halloween or not.
- Make sure the porch light is off if you don’t want visitors. There is nothing worse than having several groups of sugar-crazed kids knocking on your door and asking for candy when you don’t have any to give them.
- Make sure your sidewalks and driveway are clear. Clear your walkways of items such as sports equipment, snow, or wet leaves to reduce the risk of someone tripping and falling.
- Keep your pets tethered. It is best to put animals in their cages or in a separate room to ensure that foodies or party guests can avoid dog bites or cat scratches.
- Practice sculpting safely. If you have children with whom you will carve pumpkins, it is best to let them draw the outline and do the carving yourself to avoid injury.
- Go flameless. The last thing you want is an overturned pumpkin lantern to start a fire. Consider using light sticks or battery-operated candles instead of real ones!
- Be extremely careful when driving. Children can be unpredictable, and younger ones can run on the road without warning. If you drive on Halloween night, stay alert, drive slowly, and don’t use your phone.
- Don’t forget about food allergies. If you give candy, avoid foods containing nuts or soy, so kids with food allergies don’t have to worry as much.