While trick or treating is a fun favorite Halloween tradition, when done incorrectly, it is not always safe. This year, make sure that your child’s trick or treating experience is safe with these helpful points!
Stay Lit Up – Summer is over, and it’s getting way darker, way earlier. Even if you go out for a late-afternoon trick or treat session, the sun will already begin setting. To make sure that your child can be seen by all, we suggest either a Halloween costume with lights, or adding some glow sticks or glow rings to your costume! Not only will your trick or treater look cool, but they will also be way more visible!
Have Your Route Planned – Having a route in mind before you go is a sure way to stay safe this Halloween. When you preplan your route, you can make sure to stay in the best neighborhoods, and you minimize the chance of getting lost. Additionally, making sure your child knows the pre-planned route will ensure they won’t accidentally get lost in the dark evening!
Check Your Child’s Candy – This one is already obvious, but we couldn’t NOT include it in this list. There is just no way of knowing what things your child may end up with in their Halloween basket. It is simply better for you to go through and make sure you are ok with all of the treasures they received that night!
Travel in Groups – Not only are big groups more fun; they are also way safer. Having a larger group can ensure that no one gets separated from the pack. Also, strangers are less likely to approach a large group than they are a single mom and her child. Lastly, passing cars are far more likely to see a well-lit large group than a solo trick-or-treater.
Halloween is an extremely fun time of the year, but it doesn’t have to be a dangerous one! Follow these safety tips and have a blast, because this is going to be the best Halloween ever!
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