There’s a certain magic to trick-or-treating. Kids love dressing up in costume and getting yummy candies from neighbors. Halloween is up there on their list of favorite things, for sure. But trick-or-treating, while super fun, isn’t without its risks. If your kids are going trick-or-treating this year, you need to lay down some ground rules for the Halloween fun. We’ve got some tips to help you keep your kids safe this Halloween.
When you’re a kid, there’s nothing quite as exciting as making the decision of what to be for Halloween. As a parent, you love to see your kids’ faces light up when they get their costume and talk about what they’re going to be. But it’s also important to make sure that your child’s costume is safe for them to go parading around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. You know how to child-proof a home, but what about a costume? A Halloween costume is a big decision, and it’s exciting to see everything come together. And we’ve got some tips to make sure that your kid’s costume is super safe.
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If you are a parent and have children, then read closely to what we are about to discuss. Your children are precious to you and they mean everything.
Fire has captured the imagination of men since the beginning of civilization. Combine that with the curiosity of a child and you have a deadly combination.
Between the years 2007 and 2011, an average of 7,100 home structure fires per year were caused by children play with lighters and matches. Sadly, every year an average of 77 people die in their homes because of these fires and another 750 are sent to the emergency room because of injuries. This causes approximately $172 million in property damage annually.
National Safe Toys and Gifts Month reflects an effort to draw attention to some of the most common hazards encountered when giving away items to children and adults. If you are not careful, then a gift or toy could cause serious injuries to a loved one. Here are some tips for choosing safe toys and gifts.