Even a fever or stomach flu won’t stop kids wanting to get out there in their meticulously planned costume and go door-to-door for their yearly Halloween candy haul. But as parents, we worry, and sadly in this day and age, there’s reason to do just that.
Even though it’s not like we’re going to let apples with razorblades pass by our eagle eye, but there are still a few things that we’d like to remind you on this holiday to keep any of the scary stuff firmly in the intentional and harmless categories.
Together with the National Fire Prevention Association, we’ve brought you these tips to keep all of your little monsters, princesses, superheroes and pirates safe and happy this Halloween:
- Children should always go trick-or-treating with a responsible adult.
- If you are not going trick-or-treating with your children, make sure you know what streets they will be visiting. Provide a cell phone so they can check in with you.
- Provide children with flashlights to carry or use glow sticks as part of their costume.
- Remind children to stay together as a group and walk from house to house.
- Make trick-or-treating a “no running” game so they will not fall while having fun.
- Review how to cross a street with your child. Look left, right and left again to be sure no cars are approaching before crossing the street.
- Decide the time your children will go out trick-or-treating and what time they will return home.
- Make a rule that children will not eat any treat until it has been brought home and examined by a grown-up.
For these and more fire safety tips, please visit the NFPA website by clicking here. To learn more about how we can help you restore your home from fire, water or mold damage, feel free to give us a call, or click on the links for more information. (877) 732-8471