Trick or treating is a time when children should have a lot of fun and be allowed to really enjoy the Halloween holiday.
With a bit of forethought and planning, we can certainly keep our children safer while trick or treating and they will never suspect we are “protecting” them. They will simply see most of these suggestions as additional fun!
Make Halloween Safety Fun
Halloween Pumpkin Pocket Flashlight NecklacesAs parents, we want our children to have a great time trick or treating on Halloween. Many of us have wonderful memories of our own trick or treating experiences.
I laugh now when I think about the flashlight I carried when I was a costumed trick or treater visiting our neighbors homes on Halloween. I thought it was just a pretty cool costume accessory. As an adult, I can see the real value of that Halloween accessory.
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Today, not only can our children carry flashlights, they can wear lighted jewelry in their hair or on the wrists. Now, that is seriously fun costume attire! What child wouldn’t enjoy wearing lighted bracelets or having shimmering lights in their hair.
Complete List of Halloween Safety Tips
*Don’t Trick or Treat Alone ~ Groups are lots of fun anyway
*Parents, Trick or Treat With Young Children
*Carry a Flashlight
*Wear or Carry Something Reflective
*Stay in a well Lit Area
*Stay in a well Populated Area
*Watch for Traffic when Crossing Streets
*Choose a Costume with Excellent Visibility
*Choose a Costume that is Flame Retardant
*Don’t carry any Sharp Objects
*Parents, Inspect your Child’s Candy
*Don’t Eat Unwrapped Treats
*Stay away from Lit Candles in Jack-o-lanterns
*Wear Sturdy Shoes
*Never Go Inside a Strangers Home
*Never Get into a Strangers Car
Let’s All Stay Safe This Halloween
Many of these tips we grew up hearing and acknowledging as sound advice for everyday life. However, in the excitement of costumes and trick or treating, plus the lure of candy from each home, we tend to set aside precaution we normally adhere to without even thinking.
This year, let’s be smart! Let’s think ahead, read and follow these tips for a safe Halloween, and have an enchantingly fun and safe Halloween!