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{October 31, 2009}   Halloween Safety Tips for Kids

Halloween is an exciting and fun occasion for children. But sometimes they get so excited that they may forget about safety and get injured. Common Halloween injuries include burns from flammable costumes, eye injuries from sharp objects, and children hit by cars as they walk and run around busy neighborhoods.

Don’t worry! With all enthusiasm, now it’s going to be very simple for parents to let their guards down and not be as cautious as they really should be on this particular day. Here are some simple ways and guidelines to guarantee that your kids will have a fun, and safe Halloween.

  • Before starting on trick or treat path, it’s the best idea to feed children a healthy dinner. This will help them to be less tempted to eat treats and candies before they get home.
  • If your child is going to wear any kind of face mask as part of his/her Halloween costume, then it’s very advisable that you make certain that eye holes of Halloween costume are big enough to see clearly without any visual distractions. Make sure that mask is well-ventilated.
  • Avoid costumes that could cause tripping, such as long hems, baggy pants, high heels and over-sized shoes.
  • Accessories such as knives, swords, wands, pitchforks, or anything of that nature, shouldn’t have any sharp edges. They must be made from flexible materials and should have dulled edges.
  • Have a serious talk with your kids about safety precautions such as importance of not getting into strangers cars, not getting into strangers homes, not talking to strangers, not eating any of the treats before you get an opportunity to check them, looking both ways before crossing streets and crossing the street when the lights tell you to do so.
  • Make sure that your children are going with at least one adult chaperoning trick-or-treaters. If they do not have any adult supervision with them, be sure that they are going with a group of other children that you trust, and let them know to stay together as a group and under no circumstances they should wonder of from the rest of the group.
  • Make certain that they are carrying a flashlight, a glow stick or at the very least have reflective tape pasted on their costumes, so that they are more visible to cars even from a distance.
  • Tell them to keep away from candlelit jack-o’-lanterns and not to touch them.
  • Ensure costumes, beards and wigs are made of flame-resistant materials.
  • Tell them to keep on sidewalks and off streets as much as possible and obey all traffic signals.

The safest trick-or-treating is at organized Halloween festivities, like at local churches, shopping malls or schools as children are not out in the dark and have adult supervision also. Following these simple guidelines, will ensure that everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!!

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October is here, which means one of the favorite holiday, Halloween is just a few days away. Children and adults both love to celebrate Halloween nights. Mostly, Halloween parties focus on interesting games, special Halloween recipes, Halloween candies, creepy decorations and different types of festive costumes.

Halloween costumes are the main attraction and essential element of the night. Especially, children want to look best and dress up themselves as someone, they want to be. Boys and girls both have different taste and style. They love to wear historical or modern costumes. These days, hundreds of Halloween costumes are available in market for infants, girls and boys.

For Infants: A desiring infant Halloween costume is most amusing parts of parenting. Everyone love to see a little baby in a gorgeous and cute costume. It doesn’t matter what sort of costume you have selected for little one, but it shouldn’t be so scary and uncomfortable to wear. A lion, monkey, teddy bear and cute tigger costumes are best for little ones. These infant costumes are very comfortable for wearing and also gives an adorable look.

Lil Lion Costume

Lil' Lion Costume

For Girls: Little girls love princesses and ballerinas costumes. Disney characters costumes like a fairy, tinker bell, aurora, snow white, sleeping beauty and a shimmering Cinderella costumes are perfect choices for girls. These costumes have a classic appeal. TV celebrities costumes are also nice choice. Hannah Montana costume with wigs and microphone, high school musical character like Gabriella & Sharpay and camp rock costumes are truly perfect for a Halloween dress up.

Hannah Montana Costume

Hannah Montana Costume

For Boys: This year, Michael Jackson Halloween costume is going to be the most popular way for paying tribute to the king of pop. Mostly, boys love to wear super hero’s costumes like Harry patter costume that keeps flying all over the place. Crime fighter costumes like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars outfit, Captain Hook, transformers and sci-fi heroes costumes are also very popular for boys. Comic characters such as spider-man, batman, iron man and superman costumes are ever green.

Superman Costume

Superman Costume

Safety factor: The kid’s safety and comfort is most important. If kids wishes to wear a mask, make sure that they can see through the eyeholes clearly and breathe properly. Keep them under some supervision and away from dangerous places. Shoes must be tied properly to avoid falling.

Hope the above suggestion will help you in choosing a right costume for your kids!! You can browse perfect costumes for kids from Meijer, Costume City and Costume Kingdom.

Have a Happy Halloween!!

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