Keeping our adorable little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.
Well, tonight’s the big night, when our children don their costumes and head out for a night of trick or treating. But those same costumes, without a few precautions, can pose hazards explains Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director of SafeKids Canada. “Costumes for younger children should use makeup versus a mask, especially because of their ability to see out of the mask, sometimes it blocks their vision. Costumes with strings or long flowing capes, things like that, are tripping hazards or strangulation hazards, so make sure that the child can walk and that any strings or ropes on their costume are not around their neck.” And Pamela has a few ideas on when it’s safe for kids to trick or treat on their own with friends. “It’s generally around the age of nine that they acquire the skills to deal with all of the information that they need to when they are crossing the street and dealing with cars and traffic.”
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.