Though we’ve heard about “Halloween safety” year after year for as long as some of us can remember, its always good to be reminded; especially when it comes to children.
Here are some great tips and ideas from Source News Papers to keep your Halloween happy, healthy and safe.
The only one I DON’T agree with is:
“When purchasing costumes and accessories, look for “Flame Resistant” labels.” Here is a previous post on the matter: Fire retardant chemicals found in toddlers’ blood
One way to reduce the risk of fires is to avoid candles all together.
If you must light up:
-Keep candles out of reach and walking space of children and avoid putting them in places where they can be knocked around (small tables, etc).
-Make sure there is always adult supervision.
-Trim wicks prior to each use to within ¼-inch from the top of the candle.
-Keep a non-expired fire extinguisher near.
Also read National Geographic – Green Guide – Halloween Safety; an oldie but goodie!
If you have any other tips, please let us know. Stay safe everyone!