Halloween is celebrated all over the world on 31 October. It’s thought to have originated with the medieval Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. Halloween became a major holiday in North America in the 19th century, thanks to mass Irish and Scottish immigration.
Nowadays the focus is less scary and more fun for children. To avoid any mishaps, here are some tips to help your hard of hearing little ones have a safe and fun Halloween:
- Before purchasing a costume, double check that the mask, hat or other headgear fits comfortably and securely around your child’s Baha sound processor(s)
- Apply any makeup, hairspray or glitter before putting on your child’s sound processor
- Make sure the sound processor is functioning properly before you leave the house
- Attach the sound processor securely with the Baha Safety Line
- Pack a flashlight with fresh batteries, extra sound processor batteries, and a mobile phone for the outing
- Consider using the wireless Mini Microphone for extra safety
- Decorate costumes with reflective tape for trick-or-treating
- Guide young children from house to house always keeping at their side or holding their hands, particularly at crosswalks
- Instruct your kids not to eat any of the candy until they come home and have had the treats examined by an adult
- Have fun!