Your little ones look forward to Halloween all year long. Not only do they get to dress up in cool costumes, but they get to go trick-or-treating! Here are some Halloween safety tips to keep in mind.
Identify House-To-House Alternatives
Whether you live in a city where door-to-door trick-or-treating is not an option, or you are simply looking for a safer alternative—there are always plenty of alternatives. Many schools, churches, and community centers host day of or week before activities and events. Some senior centers host events too as the resident’s love to see the kids all dressed up. You could host or go to a Halloween party. Many major cities also host mall or neighborhood trick-or-treating at local retailers.
General House-To-House Safety
If you will be heading door-to-door on foot, or with a combo of foot and driving, keep these tips in mind:
- Have on adult or responsible teenage with each group.
- Put reflective strips on costumes, and/or glow in the dark accessories.
- Remind kids to practice the rules of the road, even when in large groups.
- Be cautious when driving. Slow down, and check your blind spots frequently.
- Make sure an adult is present when kids are back home and opening the door for trick-or-treaters.
Last but not least, make sure you inspect all candy before your kids dig in.