Haunted houses, bags of candies and hordes of pirates, princesses and caped crusaders… Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Halloween is upon us! At BTI Direct, we’re big believers in having fun while being safe. That’s why, as you put the finishing touches on your children’s costumes, we want to share some quick tips for your upcoming Halloween night.
Tips for Your Child’s Disguise
Whether you’re purchasing or making a costume for your kid, consider:
- Proper Sizing – The costume should be big enough to accommodate an extra layer of clothes, but otherwise snug to avoid tripping or falling.
- Safe Makeup & Accessories – Use non-toxic make-up and make sure your child can see properly if wearing a mask. Cumbersome props can be unwieldy and dangerous.
- Fire Resistance – Check the labels to make sure fake hair and synthetic materials are fireproof.
- Visibility – Bright colours are best for nighttime candy grabs. If the costume is dark, you can add reflective stripes on the back and front. Also, give them a flashlight for extra visibility.
- Weatherproofing – Since the weather can change drastically, prepare for rain, sleet, hail and snow. Pack a small bag with extra layers and an umbrella.
Safe Trick or Treating
Parents are always eager to share their safety tips. We’ve collected a few:
- Pair up with other families, so that the children can travel as a group. Ask the older ones to look out for the younger ones.
- Too much candy can make children hyperactive or irritable, so you might want to limit how much they eat while trick or treating.
- Keep an eye for signs of cold and fatigue. It’s always better to retire early than for them to feel uncomfortable.
- If your children are older and don’t need parental supervision, ask them where they will be and to check in with you periodically.
- It’s always a good idea to check the candy to ensure safety.
We wish you all a fun Halloween! If you have other tips on how to have a safe Hallow’s Eve, share with us below.