Trick or Treat safety for kids
This Halloween have fun and be safe during this family activity! Here are a few tips to make trick or treat a night full of excitement and safety:
1. Consider trick or treating in a group. The more adults there are in the group, the more eyes you’ll have looking out for your little ones.
2. Dress your kids in bright colors, or give them something glow-in-the-dark to wear. Bright colors and glow-in-the-darks make your child more visible, which is especially important if you will be trick or treating in a higher traffic area.
3. Only approach houses that have their lights on. Although it’s probably ok to ring the bell of unlit house with an adult present, only going to the homes with lights is a good practice to instill in general. Also, houses without lights on usually do not have candy to pass out; avoiding these homes will give you more time to collect candy!
4. Make sure all costumes are “walking friendly.” Costumes that are too long can cause frequent tripping, which could lead to a fall. Make sure the bottom of your child’s cosutme is up high enough so as not to get stepped on as they walk. Masks should also be replaced by make-up if possible, because it’s easier to see in make-up rather than through the holes of a mask.
5. Double check all of the candy before eating it. Parents should go through each piece of candy after trick or treating has been finished. Make sure to get rid of any pieces that look like they have been unwrapped, or are not in their original wrapper.
Follow these simple safety precautions, and you and your little monsters will be sure to have a great time trick or treating!
Posted by Erica Lauren – October 30, 2011