Parents, give yourselves peace of mind by using these trick-or-treating safety tips.
Halloween is just a couple of weeks away! That likely means your kids are getting their costumes put together, your family is carving pumpkins for your front porch, and you’re stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters.
If your own kids will be heading out in search on candy on Halloween, use these trick-or-treating safety tips for parents to give yourself peace of mind and protect your kids.
- If your older children will be trick-or-treating without an adult, map out a route for them to take with them and set a curfew. Point out that by planning their route in advance, you not only help them avoid less safe areas, but you also make sure they don’t waste precious Halloween minutes wandering in areas without candy!
- Put reflective tape on your kids’ trick-or-treat bags so they can be easily spotted by vehicles.
- Adjust costumes to make it easy for your kids to walk comfortably. Choose properly-fitting shoes, shorten costumes that could present a tripping hazard, and cut eye holes large enough so they don’t block visibility.
- Make a fun game of having all of your kids bring home their candy and show it off piece by piece. Showcasing their spoils encourages them to eat less of it while they trick-or-treat, and gives you the opportunity to mentally flag any questionable looking pieces to swap out with safe options.
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