Have a Happy Halloween and Check Out These Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Have a Happy Halloween and Check Out These Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Trick-or-treating safety tips for your kids!

Halloween is almost here! Carve the pumpkins, decorate the house, and don’t forget to buy the candy. As you get ready for a night of trick-or-treating around the neighborhood with your kids, it’s important to brush up on your trick-or-treating safety tips. Help your children prepare for the big night, and check out what you need to know about staying safe on Halloween.

Choose Your Costumes Wisely.

When it comes to your child’s costume, comfort is key. Ensure that they wear comfortable shoes to walk from house to house and that their costume is hemmed so that they don’t trip on any excess material. Additionally, avoid any large props and eliminate the need for masks with non-toxic face paint.

Be Visible.

Trick-or-treating is a nighttime activity. However, when it’s dark out, it can be hard for drivers to see pedestrians. Keep your kids (and yourself) safe while trick-or-treating this year, and wear visible clothing. Steer clear of dark-colored items and remember that reflective lights and tape are a must. Have your child pick a costume in a bright color, and tape reflective tape to their costume. That way they’re well seen, and you won’t have to worry.

Stranger Danger.

Halloween is the one night of the year when it’s acceptable to accept candy from strangers. However, it’s still important to be vigilant. Go trick-or-treating with your kids, and remind them to be wary of strangers. Make it clear that they are not to enter houses and that they aren’t to run off with a stranger.

Candy Check.

Before you let your kids dig into their Halloween goodies, make a point to inspect them all. Candies must be sealed in a wrapper for them to be safe. Toss any open wrappers, and homemade candies to keep your kids safe.

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