Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is a fun time of year — full of little ghosts and goblins skipping through neighborhoods to get their yearly haul of candy. Here at Bearingstar, we know how important it is to make sure your kids are having a safe and happy Trick-or-Treat experience. Protect your kids by following the below safety tips for parents, children, and motorists this Halloween.
Make sure to help your children pick out a costume that is hazard free:
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- Avoid masks that obstruct vision.
- If your children are going to be out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags or give them glow sticks so they’ll stand out to motorists.
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating
An adult should always accompany young children when they are out trick-or-treating.
- If you have older children going out alone, agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Instruct your children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas.
- Ensure your children go out with friends rather than alone and instruct them to stick together.
- Children and adults should avoid being on devices and keep their heads up and alert, especially when crossing the street.
Safety Tips for Motorists
Should you need to be on the road during trick-or-treating hours:
- Drive with extra caution, always keeping a watch for children.
- Drive slower than usual, especially in residential areas.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys with caution.
- After dark, pay close attention for children in dark clothing.
- Parents should discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
From all of your friends at Bearingstar — have a happy and safe Halloween!