Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. There are so many wonderful neighborhoods to plan your trick-or-treating adventures in! Naples, Belmont Shore, Bixby Knolls, Signal Hill (if you want to get some extra cardio), so many excellent places to explore! In order to assist the Long Beach community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, Lifestyles of Long Beach has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for you and your neighborhood!
Halloween is more fun together. Always make sure that children are accompanied by an attentive adult. These adults should make sure that the children stay together, don’t cut across lawns and walk safety across the street. Pre-plan trick-or-treating routes so that they can be accomplished during daylight and include homes of folks you trust. Keep away from yards with unrestrained animals or poorly constructed sidewalks. Always bring a flashlight and a phone that all of the children’s parents can reach.
Brightening up those hard to see costumes!
Whether the little tykes want a tiera or a bat cape, often a child’s costume is dark and difficult for motorist to see. This is no problem! All kids love shiny, bright, and glow-in-the-dark things! Buy some glowing necklaces and bracelets or even add a little reflective tape to a costume and increase a child,s safety and fun! This doesn’t go just for the kiddies! Your property should be well-lit as well. Adorn low fences, steps, or uneven pavement with lighting to ensure that trick-or-treaters don’t trip and fall. Besides who wants a dark and boring house on Halloween!
Avoid Awkward Masks!
Transforming in to a creepy ghoul can sometimes require some form of a mask. Often these plastic or rubber adornments are large and awkward for the child. The chances that a child’s mask slips around making it difficult for the child to see or even breath could be very dangerous. There is a lot of nontoxic makeups out there that can be used as an alternative to these uncomfortable masks. And the best part is that you and your child can collaborate on the face decorations! Also, make sure that a childs costume isn’t too long for them or too baggy. Costumes can be a tripping hazard for little feet!
Candy inspection, Beware!
Make sure that your child does not eat any candy before it has been properly inspected by an adult. Remove all open, homemade, or poorly wrapped candies. This can be a rewarding experience for your child. Pre-purchase a small bag of candy that you know is a favorite for your child. You can exchange any questionable items with these. Your child won’t feel like they missed out in fact, they will be excited to exchange a of couple so-so candies for something great!
Halloween can be a creative and exciting time for you and your family. Long Beach is a terrific place to plan your trick-or-treating festivities! There is so much opportunity for a child to express themselves and socialize in a positive setting. It is important to pre-plan your Halloween so that it can be as safe as it is fun. Make sure you work with your children on their costumes. Try to avoid garments that are uncomfortable or hazardous. Add reflective or glow-in-the dark items to a costume and make sure to keep all your trick-or-treaters together. Most importantly examine all candy before you consume them. Check out one of the many great neighborhoods of Long Beach for an excellent trick-or-treating experience. It’s that easy to play and be safe on your Halloween Holiday!
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