Published on October 24, 2017
Halloween is an exciting evening for young children. Often their excitement can lead to them forgetting about safety in their journey to candy overload! To help keep the evening safe and enjoyable for everyone we developed 7 quick and easy safety tips.
Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.
Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Girls in dresses should avoid heels, and all shoelaces should be double-tied to avoid tripping in the dark.
Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume to ensure they are seen by drivers on the road. Also, carry a flashlight with you to keep your child’s path lit at all times.
Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe. If possible, skip the mask altogether and use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead.
This is helpful if your child is going trick-or-treating without you or if you want to make sure you’re not out with the kids all night.
When sorting through candy at the end of the night, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.
Remove anything that could cause kids to trip or fall on your walkway or lawn. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters – even if they seem harmless to you, your pet could scare small children. Make sure the lights are on outside your house, and if possible, the walkway to your door illuminated.
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