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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Oct 27, 2014 in General Interest

 

South Carolina personal injury law firm Harbin Law, LLP shares the following Halloween safety tips to keep you and your family safe this Friday.

Dark Costumes & Dark Sidewalks

Make sure that your kids can see and that they can be seen. Give your kids a flashlight to illuminate dark sidewalks and neighborhoods.

Also, use glow-in-the-dark accessories and reflective tape on top of your childrens costumes so that drivers can see them on the roads. Encouraging your kids to remain on the sidewalks and to cross only at intersections can avoid a tragic accident.

Safe Costumes

Costumes that dont fit well are a hazard. Safety experts suggest that parents use face paint rather than face masks so that kids can see while they are out and about.

Additionally, costumes that are too long can pose a tripping hazard. Make sure that the costumes fit well, dont obscure visibility or your childrens ability to walk.

Saving the Candy

While excited children may want to consume their candy right away, parents should set wait until you get home ground rules.

Candy needs to be inspected for safety reasons so children need to wait to until they get home. To increase the chances that your children will wait, give them pre-approved candy and snacks to carry with them in a separate Ziploc to munch on while do they trick-or-treat.

Keeping the Pets Safe

As more and more Americans buy pet costumes, pets have begun to take center stage on Halloween night. As part of the festivities there are several steps that pet owners can take to ensure their pets safety on Halloween.

For example, pet owners can ensure that pet costumes are safe, access to the front door is limited and that candy and Halloween decorations are not easily accessible to curious pets.

Happy Halloween!

From all of us at Harbin Law, we wish you and your family a safe and fantastic Halloween! 

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