I don’t know about you, but the countdown to Halloween has already begun in my house! My kids are planning their costumes, who they will go trick-or-treating with, and the best route to take to get the maximum treat payload in our neighbourhood.
With all the fun and excitement (and sugar) though, Halloween sometimes gets a bad rap. Google “Halloween safety” and all kinds of scary stuff can come up: creeps in costume, sharp blades in candy, vandalism, and more. A couple isolated incidents make the news and that can have some parents nervous about trick-or-treating.
The fact is, Halloween is no more dangerous than any other day of the year, so it’s important to embrace the spirit and fun of it with your kids! Every year, I go over a few ground rules with my kids that will help them enjoy trick-or-treating with a reduced chance of an injury.
Here are a few of our favourite tips:
And one more thing…
At Child Safety Link, our mission is to help reduce the incidence and severity of unintentional injuries to kids in the Maritimes. We don’t believe in “bubblewrapping” kids (although we made costumes from bubblewrap last Halloween, see pic below!), and are not trying to prevent the normal bumps and bruises of childhood. Rather, our goal is to help prevent major, life-changing injuries by sharing practical safety tips and information with parents and caregivers. For more information about Child Safety Link and the work we do, visit us at www.childsafetylink.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And…please don’t forget to “Like” this Blog site so you can stay updated with the latest news and trends re. children’s injury prevention in the Maritimes!