Halloween is a fun time for both children and adults, as the living dead, movie characters, and reality TV stars inspire imaginations and costumes. Adhere to these safety tips in order to ensure your child has a safe and fun Halloween, regardless of what they dress up as.
Safe costume tips:
- If you’re purchasing a costume from a store, look for costumes that are labeled “flame resistant.” Many store-bought costumes are made of nylon, which is very flammable.
- In the same sense of caution, avoid baggy or billowy costume that could brush against a candle or jack-o-lantern and catch flame.
- Make sure to buy FDA approved makeup or face paint. Many cheap kits are not approved and can cause allergic reactions. Their toxins are also unhealthy for your child.
- Avoid decorative contact lenses as they can cause severe eye infections.
- Make sure your child’s costume is an appropriate length that won’t trip them. Avoid accessories that have sharp edges that could injure your child or someone else.
- Be wary of masks that could potentially block your child’s vision.