Ready for a Spooky Good Time? RealSteel 2020 Halloween Safety Tips For Children & Adults!
Just a few moons away until All Hallows Eve!
Halloween is a fun and thrilling time of year, but the best fun is safe fun.
Let’s go over some important Halloween Safety Tips!
Your house and yard are perfectly decorated in spooky metal art decor and colorful lighting, and you are ready to join the festivities? Awesome! First, keep these safety tips in mind for Halloween night and any upcoming fall festivals, including trunk-or-treats and fairs.
- A legal chaperone should always accompany young children in the neighborhood if trick-or-treating is taking place! Have a route planned and curfew set in place.
- Never let children enter a stranger's home!
- We know you want to document this occasion but put electronic devices down. Take pictures at home or at the car!
- Keep your heads up and walk- don't run. Whether you are a child or an adult, always practice safety while crossing the street!
- Watch for children walking on roadways. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on October 31st than on any other day of the year!
- Enter and exit driveways, especially carefully at sundown.
- Watch for children and adults in dark clothing!
- Lookout for pets! Lots of people take dogs to festivities.
- Decorate costumes and candy bags/buckets with reflective tape.
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of costume masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. (wear medical masks for health precautions)
- USE HAND SANITIZER
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. Headlights are also fun!
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Check for trimming or other alterations before heading out!
- Cross the street using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again when crossing, no matter your age!
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers.
- Always walk on lit sidewalks or paths provided.
- Walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings!
- Dark colors are tricky to see at night, so dress your kids up in bright costumes or add bright or neon accessories.
- Jack-o-lanterns often have real candles inside. Instead, light up your own pumpkin with a battery-powered tea light or LED “candle.”
- Never allow small children to carve a pumpkin with a knife or other sharp tool alone. It is best to opt for painting on pumpkins with child-friendly markers or using stickers.
- Do not leave a lit pumpkin unattended. Check your pumpkin every time you leave home!
- Make sure jack-o-lanterns are placed away from doorways or stairs to avoid accidents and especially fire hazards.
ADDITIONAL TIPSWait until your kids are home before sorting and checking treats. Look through all the goodies for any signs of tampering and check for toys that are not appropriate for certain ages. Don’t forget, check for small choking hazards! Try to ration treats. If your child scores BIG on candy, consider donating some. Use candy as a “treat bucket” to reward your children for good behavior!
Happy early Halloween, everyone- have a Spooky Good Time!Remember to check out our awesome Halloween metal art decor and other festive wall art if you’re in the market for fun and unique decorations.
Also, take a peek at our other Halloween related RealSteel decor blogs!