It’s that time of year for your little ghouls and goblins to start getting excited about an evening filled with sweet treats and creative costumes. At Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez, we are an injury law firm Las Vegas residents look to when they need advice.
In the spirit of looking out for our neighbors, we’ve compiled these Halloween safety tips to help your trick-or-treaters have a good time and keep out of harm’s way.
Rally the reflectors. Bright, reflective clothing will help drivers see your costumed kiddos when the sun starts going down. You can purchase reflective tape at most craft, fabric, and Halloween stores, or do a quick search online. Make sure it’s visible from several angles of your child’s body so headlights will hit the tape from every direction.
Makeup, not masks. Masks can limit or block eyesight. Forgo facial coverings and opt for makeup instead.
Don’t forget to do a shoe review. Cute or stylish shoes are great in the living room, but you don’t want to wind up carrying your kid because their shoes weren’t really meant for walking. Avoid blisters, aches, and pains by choosing shoes meant to hit the pavement. Make sure they fit well, and accompany them with some sturdy socks. Double-knot the laces to help prevent trips and falls.
Load up on lights. Every person walking in your crew, kids too, should have a flashlight with fresh batteries. Be sure to check all flashlights before you head out the door to make sure they’re working properly. Stash some glow sticks or glow rings in a tote, too. The kids can wear those when it starts to get dark to add to their illuminating appeal, which will help keep them visible.
Review safety information. Make sure your kids have a few important phone numbers committed to memory. Ensure younger kids can recite your address in the event you should somehow get separated, and make sure they know your full name. “Mom” won’t be super helpful to authorities if they’re trying to locate you. Although you never plan to separate from your child, it’s best to be prepared for unlikely events like this so your trick-or-treaters have a safety plan in place. This is also a great time to teach or remind your child about 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
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