Hey guys and girls halloween is approaching eeek how exciting.
this year we have our very first pumpkin, i never used to have pumpkins as a child.
so this year we decided to buy some and make some of our own.
we brought 4 in total so hubby carved one with chloe, and I carved one.
hes going to carve the other two for himself which is really cool.
here is mine and chloe's pumpkin my one came out a bit wonky.
but I think i didn't do to bad for my first ever attempt.
Anyway i am here today to talk about halloween costumes and safety.
Because having fun doesn't always mean we are safe in fact when we are having fun we don't really see danger as much as we would if we wasn't having fun.
So here is chloe in her first ever proper halloween costume from smiffys
there is many to choose from I am a bit late doing this post but you can buy some for next year if you wish to do so which would be fantastic as there are many good ones,
better than I have seen around so far, and Smiffys put customers first,
and have stuck to the safety policies with their costumes putting the customer first.
As you can see it is a bit freaky well it is when she puts it on and tilts her head side to side.
Anyway apart from just seeing a costume scary or not what we fail to notice is the material used,
and if it is the same as the other costumes the other children are wearing.
Because there are some stores and companies,
sellers that are selling costumes,
that are highly flammable.
your properly thinking what I thought well all costumes are if you're near fire.
which is true to a certain extent, but these dangerous costumes been sold are so flammable,
you won't stand a chance they burn at a faster rate meaning you suffer really bad burns or even death.
So here's some tips to help you stay safe this halloween.
do not buy cheap dress-up easily from ebay, market stores etc
Check the label or packaging it should have details of the manufacturers.
ie name, address, postcode phone number and a registered trademark.
Ensure the product has got instructions and safety information.
CE markings can be faked by counterfeiters, check the logo is correct, sometimes the wrong logo is used entirely, check the middle line of the E as it should be shorter than in other parts.
Please note there are even known brands and stores selling costumes that are highly flammable, cutting costs and making huge profits it is scary to think this can happen.
so please be careful where you buy from and Make sure you read the label and if you have any doubts to a costume is made to the right standards or not maybe get advice from an expert who knows about materials.
Be careful when handling knives and other carving tools.
If you are not confident using a knife ask someone who is.
if you're a child ask a grown up to help you.
Be extra careful with lighting the tealight in your pumpkin.
And be sure not to leave tea lights burning when you are out
or in places where you can't keep an eye on the.
Also be careful where you place them they may look good outside.
But today where there is so many costumes on the market which are flammable and not to the high Safety Standards you have to be careful where you place them.
For those of you who might not know here is a story of what happened few years back
to a bbc presenter Claudia Winkleman's young child who had brought a costume from sainsbury's. you can read that here to help you understand how dangerous costumes can be if not made with the right material when exposed to flames.
Before I go I wish you a happy, safe halloween.
Remember be safe don't go to close to flames.
Also to look out for each other don't go inside anyone's house.
Don't go in strangers cars make sure your adult goes with you.
Also to look out for your neighbours especially if their old or vulnerable
please check their ok and remind them you are just a phone call away.
Thanks for reading
What are your plans this year for halloween?
Have you carved a Pumpkin this year?
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