It is that time of year when in the evenings, certainly where I live you can hear fireworks going off most evenings during fireworks night.
We even took our son to see some fireworks at my Step Dads school. I thought he would like them but he didn’t and soon went back indoors with my mum.
They can make young children jump and my niece had to back indoors too as she really got upset. Some children don’t like fireworks, not saying that fireworks night should stop, just think about and be prepared for when they don’t like them.
As a young child I didn’t like big bangs and would often cry because of how much they made me jump. Children can become used to fireworks, over time but can be a shock to them at first.
Don’t put them too near, we made that mistake. He wasn’t so so close that he could touch them in anyway as they had fences blocking the way to the fireworks, but try not to get them too close, the further away the less of the shock it can be.
If they become hysterical take them away until they have calmed down.
Be careful of sparklers, many a kid I remember as a child seeing adverts about kids touching sparklers and burning their hands, try and use glow sticks as a alternative instead or use glow up toys.
So if you are going to fireworks evening keep safe and never beat yourself up over it because they didn’t like it.
Never show them your fear the best you can, as this can rub off on them. Try and make them excited about fireworks, but keeping their safety in mind aswell.
If there is a bonfire, keep at a good distance so they can still see it, but they don’t get too hot.
Bring refreshments for the evening if there aren’t any there or give them their dinner beforehand if possible.
Wrap them up as it can be quite cold in the evenings. With Henry I put on two layers, a long sleeved t-shirt, jeans and a padded jacket, with some comfy shoes and woolly socks on.
So where are you going to fireworks or have you already been and you have some tips and advice to share I would love to hear from you.
Many thanks for reading,