Halloween Safety TipsHalloween safety tips are crucial in ensuring your little ones have a fun, safe night. With Halloween just around the corner, thousands of children will be parading the streets, going door-to-door, trying to fill their bags with as much candy as possible. A night filled with fun also comes along with certain precautions and responsibilities. The following are some helpful Halloween safety tips that will keep your children safe and give you a peace of mind:

  • Be sure that the costume your child is wearing fits correctly to avoid tripping and falling.
  • If the child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are big enough for him/her to see out of when walking.
  • Ask kids to take their mask off when they are walking to their next location or opt for them to wear face paint to avoid possible distractions.
  • Glow sticks are not only fun for kids but it allows them to see where they are going as well as be seen by others on a dark night.
  • Children under the age of twelve should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Make sure your child knows to never enter a stranger’s home and to always remain in view. This is a good time to remind kids about the importance of safety around strangers.
  • If you are driving a car during trick-or-treating, remember to drive slowly and be aware of everyone out and about on the road.
  • Keep walkways and stairs clear for trick-or-treaters to avoid anyone tripping, slipping, or falling. Make sure the area leading up to your door is well-lit.
  • Look over your child’s candy before the start eating any of it. Be sure they know these rule ahead of time so they know to wait until they get home.
  • Teach your children how to use crosswalks, to look both ways for traffic before crossing the street, and to stay on sidewalks whenever possible. On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
  • Remove all make-up before your child goes to bed to avoid irritation.

Keeping these Halloween safety tips in mind will ensure that you and your children have a fun, safe, and memorable night.