Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating
Kids look forward to Halloween
for many reasons. They like the dressing up in costumes but the mostly they like it for the candy and treats!
Who wouldn't? Even some adults still like to go our trick or treating. It makes
them feel young and happy again. While this section sticks mainly to guidelines
for kids, they are just as useful for adults.
Some parents like to take first
dibs on some of the candy that the kids have picked up during the night. It's
their reward for taking them around from house to house! We suggest that you watch the candy intake when
you all get home,
too much at one time can lead to stomach aches and indigestion. That includes mom and dad as well!
Make your child's Halloween a memorable
holiday and they'll have good memories that last a lifetime!
If you are taking your kids out for the night, dress up
as well. Mom and dad should get into Halloween as much
as the kids do!
Trick or Treating should be one
of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! They can get dressed in scary costumes and
go door to door, begging "Tricks or Treats!" from neighbors or at the local
mall. Lots of small towns have a Halloween Safe Night at
the community center or school so kids can
Trick-or-Treat safely but going door to door is the
stuff of childhood memories! It should be a fun time, without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can
keep your child safe every Halloween.
Children should always go
out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult.
If you have a group of kids going, the parents
should choose two or three of them to go along
and keep an eye on things.
Some towns set a
curfew for trick or treating which makes it
easier for townsfolk to know who's coming to
their door. Make sure and stick to the curfew
times and stick to subdivisions and areas with a
lot of homes so your kids can get in as much
trick or treating as possible in a few hours
Plan a safe route so
parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home.
Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves.
Make sure that they have a cell phone.
Let your children
know not to cut through back alleys and fields if they
are out alone. Make sure they know to stay in populated
areas and not to go off the beaten track. Let
them know to stay in well lighted areas with
lots of people around. Explain to them why it
can be dangerous for kids not to do this. If
they are going out alone, they are old enough to
know what can happen to them in a bad situation
and how to stop it from happening.
children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you.
This way you can check for any problem candy and
get the pick of the best stuff!
Instruct your child
to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car.
Explain why this is not a god idea and what to
do if someone approaches them and tries to talk
Make sure your child
carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more
visible to cars.
Let them know that
they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.