With Halloween just a few days away, and last minute plans taking effect, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company wants to share some safety tips to provide you and your family with a fun, and safe, Halloween night.

The Costumes

 

  • When Trick or Treating in the evening it is important to dress in costumes that are bright and reflective to make sure drivers can see you and your children.
  • To avoid tripping and entanglement make sure your costumes fit well.
  • If your child’s costume comes with a knife, stick or cane, make sure that the object isn’t sharp, as it may be a hazard if the child trips on it.

 

Pumpkin Carving

 

  • Never allow small children to carve pumpkins. Instead, let the children draw on them with markers.
  • Instead of a candle to light your pumpkin, use a flashlight or flameless tea lights to prevent a fire hazard.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy surface, away from curtains and other flammable objects and should never be left unattended.

 

Home Safety

 

  • Keep your home safe for Trick or Treaters. Make sure to remove anything that children can trip over in the front yard. This includes hoses, toys, bikes and yard decorations.
  • Parents should also check the outside lights and replace bulbs if needed
  • It is also important to restrain pets so that they don’t jump on or bite anyone who knocks on the door.

 

For more information, please go to the American Academy of Pediatrics website 

 

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