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Let’s talk about Halloween safety because It’s almost time for Halloween! The streets will be filled with little ghouls, pretty princesses, and superheroes. All will be eager to get to that next house for their candy treats! While trick or treating is a super fun activity for kids to do, we still have to remember that their safety comes first! This week I am going to share with you my top 8 Halloween safety tips to make sure your kids keep safe while they’re out. Have fun, be safe, and Happy Halloween!
Halloween Safety Tips
- Glow sticks and glow bracelets – Small but mighty, glowsticks are a sure-fire way to make sure that your little vampire or princess can be seen in the shadows by oncoming traffic. Glow sticks and glow bracelets are widely available in most dollar stores and even in Walmart.
- Stranger danger – Halloween is a great time and lots of fun for kids. If your kids are getting older, they might be going out on their own. You’ll want to make sure they’re safe! If your kids are venturing out on their own this year, remind them that while trick or treating is fun, it’s very important not get into anyone else’s car, or enter anyone’s house. We want to make sure that we remind them that under no circumstance should you enter a stranger’s home or car to get candy, no matter how tasty that chocolate bar is!
- Stick to well-lit areas – When the sun goes down and the monsters are coming out then you want to remind your kids to trick or treat in well-lit areas. Making sure your kids stay in well-lit areas will make sure they are safe from danger. If a house has its lights off then it’s best that your kids avoid those areas for their own safety. Chances are that a house with its lights off probably won’t give out candy anyway!
- Stick to known neighborhoods – It’s a good idea for your little superhero to save their own neighborhood! Sticking to your own neighborhood is a great way to keep your kids safe because you can plan their route and know they aren’t going too far.
- Always go with your young child – Young children are probably the most excited for Halloween because it’s FREE candy! With all of the excitement happening, your kids will probably want to head out on their own. However, if they are still young, it’s a good idea to go with them. Not only will this allow you to monitor them and keep them safe, but it’s also a great way for you to get out for a walk and chat with some of the other parents.
- Check their candy before they eat it – This one goes without saying and is the sad truth. There are real monsters out there. We see it every November first, on the news of the reports about razor blades or needles found in chocolate bars. While they may not appreciate us opening up their candy, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
- Road safety – There are going to be a lot of kids on the street and a lot of houses handing out candy. Remind your kids to look both ways before crossing, cross at the crosswalks, and don’t walk on the road. We still want our kids to have fun, but we also want them to make it home.
- Go with friends – Assemble the Avengers! Making sure your kids travel together is important. There is safety in numbers and when your troop of superheroes is out together. Buddy system allows for a great time and they can watch each other.
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