Posted on 10/1/2018 12:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Halloween is known to be one of the spookiest days of the year. However, Halloween may turn scary when safety precautions are overlooked. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, three in four parents express concerns about their children’s safety on Halloween. To make Halloween a Spooktacular time for all, consider these safety tips:
Parents and/or responsible adults should always supervise their children while trick-or-treating.
Look both ways before crossing the street as drivers may have a difficult time seeing you.
Put electronics away to avoid distractions.
Always walk on sidewalks or paths.
Adhere reflective tape or stickers on bags and costumes to be seen by drivers.
Do not let your child wear a mask while walking, as some masks may obstruct their vision.
When picking a costume, be sure it is the right size and length to avoid trips and falls.
Choose fire-retardant costumes and accessories.
Posted on 10/1/2017 1:16 PM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
As you begin your preparations for this year’s Halloween festivities, we want to make sure those cool costumes of your favorite superhero, monster, or cartoon character will keep you safe while enjoying the day.
Whether you plan to dress up like Superman, Elmo, or a scary Vampire, keep the following safety tips in mind when trying on your costume:
Choose fire-retardant costumes: Check the labels of your costumes, as well as all your accessories to ensure they are fire resistant. This should include any wigs, shoe covers, and accessories which may compliment your look.
Use Make up instead of Masks: Using a mask may impair your vision and may cause you to dehydrate, as the heat builds up during your “trick or treating” around the neighborhood. Instead, consider choosing hypoallergenic makeup commonly used for face painting as an alternative.
Size matters: When trying on your costume, ensure you have selected the proper fit. Any dangling or loose fitting item ...