Don’t let Halloween night get seriously scary by following these tips with your little Trick-or-treaters!
- Set up a route with your kids and know where they’re going if you won’t be with them
- Set a curfew for your kids so they won’t cause trouble or get into trouble. Most people will stop answering their door to trick-or-treaters at a certain time anyway.
- Make sure your kids know not to accept a ride or enter the house of strangers.
- Eat dinner with your kids before they go out so they’ll have energy to run from house to house and not only eat candy for the evening.
- If your child is wearing all dark colors, it’s a good idea for them to carry a flashlight or wear something reflective or glowing.
- If you are driving on Halloween night, be extra careful to watch for kids running around, not only at crosswalks and intersections.
- Tell your kids not to eat any home-made treats until they get home so you can check them out.
- To prepare your home for trick-or-treaters, remove any obstacles in the yard/driveway/sidewalk and have your lights on.
- Make sure costumes are flame-resistant, easily visible and well fitted so they won’t trip.
- Place carved pumpkins on sturdy ground away from where children stand or flammable decorations.
For more safety advice, check out these sites:
Guides from a Health and Safety blog
And be sure to stay in touch for posts later this month:
Halloween Crafts for Kids & what to do with your left-over Halloween candy!