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  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is this coming Monday and we are all looking forward to some yummy treats, fabulous fun, and creative costumes…sounds like fun to me!!!

    Since this is a holiday that is spent mostly in the dark, we thought it would be a good idea to review some safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to minimize the opportunity for accidents for kids of all ages.

    We can all keep our Halloween a safe and happy one if we will plan with safety in mind!!!

    • Purchase or make costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.

    • Add reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.

    • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes.

    • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories; look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.

    • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.

    • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.

    • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.

    • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children (under 12) on their neighborhood rounds.

    • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.

    • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.

    • Carry a cellphone for quick communication.

    • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.


    The Bucher Group hopes you have a great fun-filled Halloween!

    If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate, please do not hesitate to contact Kathleen Bucher at 512.794.6644 or KathleenBucher@mac.com.  It would be an honor to earn your business!