Halloween is a time for your little ghouls and goblins to get outside, meet the neighbors and collect some yummy candy and treats. According to some stats, more than 41-million kids were out pounding the pavement for candy in the U.S. alone in 2013.
That also means more safety measures need to be observed because of the high volumes of children and their parents taking over the streets. These measures can be taken before you leave the house, during and after! Here are 6 ways to ensure your little one has a fun and safe Halloween…
1. Look Sharp, don’t Be Sharp
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that while it’s ok to outfit your child with a pirate sword or dagger (or ninja star for that matter), any “weapons” should of course be for show only and be made of flexible plastic.
Giving your child a metal object could pose a risk if they fall, or come into contact with another child. It’s also not a good idea to paint the plastic swords or use them in “duels” as there’s still a chance of getting hurt. Be sure the plastic swords are in plain view and aren’t too long.