A Few Tips about Halloween Safety
With three small, kids, the excitement about Halloween and trick or treating its easy to become distracted from one very important goal, safety.
I want my family to have fun, but be mindful that not everyone is always looking for fun on a holiday or any day for that matter. My oldest will be five in just a week so teaching her about how we can stay safe is a priority. I want her to have the tools she needs to have fun and be safe whether we are together or apart. She won’t always want to trick or treat with us…
- trick-or-treat in your neighborhood
- make sure older kids go out with friends
- younger children should be accompanied by an adult
- set a time limit for children to trick-or-treat
- remind kids not to enter a strange house or car
- wear white or reflective clothing
- check out the candy when you get home
- don’t go out alone
- watch for cars
- stay in well-lighted areas
Most of these are common sense, to an adult, but for young children, who are excited by candy and costumes could easily be tricked. I want everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween. So please, keep these tips in mind when you go out tomorrow.
What do you do to keep your family safe on Halloween?