Halloween is full of fun for kids every year. Getting dressed up in costumes, going to Halloween parties, and getting a bag full of your favorite candy is always exciting.
Part of what makes for a great Halloween night is making sure that everyone has fun while also staying safe. We’ve compiled a few tips below that will help your Halloween be a safe one.
1. Choose a safe costume.
Try to stay away from costumes with big masks that might obstruct their vision and aim for brightly colored costumes that can easily be seen by drivers. You can also bring along flashlights or colorful glow sticks to add a little extra light.
2. Be careful when crossing the street.
3. Stick to the sidewalk as much as possible.
Sidewalks can get busy and crowded on Halloween, but it is always best to stay on sidewalks and paths for safety. Remind your kids that trick-or-treating isn’t a race, and it’s okay to slow down in order to stay safe.
4. Keep an eye on your child’s candy bag.
Food allergies and unlabeled candy can cause concern for parents on Halloween. Encourage your kids to wait until they get home before they dig into their candy. Throw away anything that isn’t clearly labeled or wrapped. Make sure your children are aware of any food allergies they have and make sure they know which candy they should avoid.