Halloween is rapidly approaching and the excitement is building. There will be trick or treating for the kids, and parties for the adults. No matter what your age, there will be plenty of candy and treats to indulge in. however, it is important to not get to carried away and forget about safety.
Here are a few tips to help keep you and your children safe while trick or treating.
- Ensure that each child has something that gives off light, such as a flashlight, glow stick necklace, or even flashing shoes. This will help them remain visible as the evening progresses.
- Make sure everyone is wearing comfortable shoes. Trick or treating involves a lot of walking, and so it is best to pick comfortable shoes over shoes that match the costume.
- Be sure that all costumes fit properly, and that none of them drag on the ground. Costumes that drag can become a trip hazard.
- Try to use face paint instead of masks, since masks can make it harder for children to see.
- Do not trick or treat after 9 PM. This will give your children plenty of time to have fun, and keep things from going on too late.
- Only trick or treat at houses that are lit up on the outside. The general rule is, if the house has its front porch lights on, then residents are participating in Halloween trick or treating.
- Check your kids’ candy before letting them eat it. Throw away anything that is not in a sealed package or looks like it has been opened.
Even if you are not going trick or treating, you should be careful. There will still be a lot of foot traffic on Halloween night, so be extra cautious while driving. Remember to be safe and have lots of fun this Halloween!