17 Spooky Halloween Safety Tips for Your Little Ghosts and Goblins

Posted on Oct 1st 2018 by Florida Blue

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It’s time for those ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses, zombies and clowns, witches and warlocks. Yes, it’s time for Halloween!

Here are 17 spooky Halloween tips for your little ghosts and goblins, so you're sure to have a happy and successful Halloween!

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Let’s start with preparing for Halloween festivities with a few healthy tips.

1. Get your flu shot early to be ready for fall fun!

2. A good night’s sleep will keep you alert and on the look-out for those Halloween tricks and haunted house partying.

3. Brush your "fangs” after all the sugary treats and be aware of good hand washing to avoid spreading germs.

NEXT LET’S DISCUSS HALLOWEEN TREATS TIPS:

4. Adults should always sort through those goody bags.

5. Avoid treats that may present a choking hazard.

6. Only eat untampered, factory wrapped goodies.

7. Be careful not to over-indulge that sweet tooth!

TIME TO GET DRESSED UP:

8. Costumes should be well-fitting and flame retardant.

9. Keep those “realistic” accessories, like swords, soft and flexible to decrease potential injuries. Masks should allow unobstructed vision.

USE MAKEUP SAFELY:

10. Pre-test make-up on a small area of skin ahead of time and observe for any reactions. An allergic reaction will lead to skin irritation and possibly even skin infections.

11. Avoid using makeup around the eyes as this may lead to eye irritations and infections.

LET THE TRICK-OR-TREATING BEGIN!

Whether it is in a mall, your neighborhood or a haunted house party, here are several tips for staying safe.

12. Use reflective tape on costumes to increase others’ ability to see your little ghosts and goblins.

13. Use a flashlight when trick-or-treating at night and never allow solo trick-or-treating.

14. Keep a responsible adult in attendance at all times. 15. Follow the sidewalks and crosswalks whenever available, making sure drivers see you before crossing streets.

16. Only trick-or-treat at well-lit homes and avoid darkened buildings

17. Never enter a stranger's home.

How are you keeping your little ones safe this Halloween?


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