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Halloween Safety

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

Halloween Safety

Halloween is one of the rare holidays that can be as much fun for grown-ups as it is for children.  Yummy treats, fabulous fun, and creative costumes…who can ask for more?!?!?!

This Halloween happens to land on a Friday, which means the parties, events and celebrations will be numerous and will run late since school and work won’t be much of a concern.  However, the later it gets, the darker and harder to see the kids of all ages, and the more opportunity for accidents.

We can all keep our Halloween a safe and happy one if we will remember a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Plan 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.

  • Consider adding 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!
The Bucher Group | Austin Portfolio Real Estate
Kathleen Bucher
1801 S Mopac Drive Expy, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78746
512-794-6644
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