Trick or Treat Safety Tips
Just by following a few Halloween safety tips, you’ll make sure that your child stays safe, healthy, and happy on Halloween. Halloween and trick or treating should be fun for your kids. Following these few safety tips can keep accidents and scary things away.
1. Get a light, white, or brightly colored costume for your child, so that he can be seen more clearly in the dark. One with bright or white colors is perfect, like this Smurf costume, or a Ghostbusters costume.
2. If their costume is dark, use reflective tape to make them more visible to cars and others.
3. Have your child wear a glow-in-the-dark or light up necklace, bracelet, or shoes for even more visibility. Even a Green Lantern light up ring will help keep them more visible. How about a light up tutu?
4. Make sure that the little trick or treater’s shoes fit properly. The last thing you want is blisters and sore feet on Halloween night.
5. Only go trick or treating in neighborhoods you know well.
6. Make sure that your child can take off his Halloween costume easily. There’s nothing worse than a child who has to go to the bathroom who can’t get his costume off in a hurry. If you have little trick or treaters and you’re going to be out for a while, scout out a place that you can stop to let them use the bathroom.
7. Take a flashlight along. It’s safer if all the children in the party have a flashlight, but have at least one good one that gives off a strong light.
8. Don’t let your children eat their candy until you inspect it. Throw away unwrapped candies. Don’t eat homemade candy unless you know the person who gave it to you, and know them well.