Fall is here, which means that Halloween is right around the corner! One of the best things about Halloween is the family tradition of going trick-or-treating. If you’re considering taking your family trick-or-treating, here are a few tips you’ll want to know.
Most neighborhoods and cities schedule their trick-or-treating hours for dusk. Because of this, it can be hard for drivers to see all of the trick-or-treaters walking around. To help keep you and your family safe this Halloween, make sure you’re visible to drivers. You can do this by carrying around a flashlight or by adding reflective tape to everyone’s costumes.
Only Eat Sealed Candy
It can be tempting to consume every piece of your Halloween loot, but this might not be the best thing. After your night of trick-or-treating, go through your children’s bags and make sure all of the candy is still factory-sealed. Never let your kids eat homemade treats since you don’t know what’s been added to them or how sanitary the cook’s kitchen is.
Wear Fitted Costumes
You probably don’t think about this when buying costumes for your kids, but fitted costumes are important for your child’s safety. Huge costumes that drag on the ground can be a tripping hazard for your kid. This can cause your child to fall, scrape a knee, or even fall in front of a car.
Skip the Masks
In addition to wearing fitted costumes, you might want to skip the masks. Masks are notorious for slipping and covering your kids’ eyes, especially if the mask is a little bigger. This can obscure your children’s vision, which is very unsafe when walking on sidewalks and across streets.
Plan Your Route
Here’s a tip that can help you get the most Halloween loot! You can guarantee tons of candy and safe trick-or-treating by planning your route. You can plan your route in your own neighborhood, or you can visit a different neighborhood. Ask your friends and family to find the best and safest place to go trick-or-treating, and plan your night according to their advice.
Trick-or-treating is one of the most fun things about Halloween. Kids and adults alike look forward to dressing up as a favorite character and getting free candy out of the deal. Although trick-or-treating is a lot of fun, you need to be focused on having a safe time as well. These tips are designed to help keep you and your kids safe while you trick-or-treat.