Why Kids Should Wear A Reflector On Halloween
As I’m sure you’re aware, it can often be very challenging to see someone when it is dark outside. Even if they’re wearing very bright clothing, seeing someone in the dark can almost be impossible.
Because Halloween is supposed to be a little spooky, many costumes that children will be wearing while outside trick-or-treating are often very dark-colored. There are lots of dark reds, dark blues, and a whole bunch of black colored costumes that many children prefer to wear.
Even on regular days that aren’t Halloween, if someone is wearing dark colored clothing it can often be challenging to see them even with high beam headlights on cars and other automobiles. Knowing that children are much smaller than adults, and you are mixing a recipe for disaster when it comes to a driver of a vehicle seeing them before it is too late.
For these reasons, it is highly recommended that children wear reflectors while they are out and about trick-or-treating on Halloween. There are many different ways that reflectors can be added to children’s costumes without having to worry about damaging the costume if your child wants to keep it to play with after the sugar-filled event.
How To Add Reflectors To Costumes Without Damaging Them
The first way to add a safety reflector to a child’s costume without risking any damage to the costume itself is to use a zipper pull based reflectors or a reflector that can be easily attached to a shoe or sneaker. Wearing a wrist wrap that is reflective is also another great option.
All of these can be easily stored and used year after year to make certain that your child stays safe for many years while trick-or-treating.
Another great option for reflectors that will not harm your child’s costume are reflector strips that go on over top of the costume. Think of the safety belts that construction workers are often seen wearing.
These safety belt style reflectors are also small and can be stored for many years. Best of all they provide a large reflective area so they are visible from a very long distance.
Many children may not like wearing them because they do take away from the overall feeling of their costumes. If your child happens to be one of them, try wrapping the reflector belt around their trick-or-treat bag or basket in order to help with long-distance visibility from drivers.
As you can see above adding a reflector to your child’s costume can be done quickly and easily without damaging their costume at all. Just a few minutes of time and a very small investment can result in your child’s safety. Pedestrian reflectors are important year round, but especially on a night where there are so many people out and in a hurry.
It is certainly something that is worth doing to avoid potential disaster that sadly happens almost every year on Halloween as a young trick-or-treater is hit by a passing motorist. Being Safe, means Being Seen.