Make sure your trick-or-treater has a happy and safe Halloween.

As Halloween approaches, your kids are probably putting the final touches on their costumes and planning what they will do with the mounds of candy they will collect. While it’s fun to get swept up in all their excitement, it’s important to remember that trick-or-treating isn’t all fun and games, and there are some very serious safety risks you need to watch out for. If you want to ensure that your kids stay safe this Halloween, here are some of the trick-or-treating safety tips to employ.

  • Dissuade your child from choosing a costume that features a face mask or something else that might obscure their vision. If your child’s vision is affected, they will have an increased risk of tripping or running into something and injuring themselves.
  • Before your child sets out, make sure they are wearing flat, comfortable shoes. While a pair of sneakers may not match their costume perfectly, they will prevent sore feet and blisters.
  • Make sure your child has enough layers on to stay warm as they trick-or-treat.
  • Younger trick-or-treaters should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Older children do not necessarily need adult supervision, but they should not go out alone. Make sure they are trick-or-treating with a group of friends that you know and trust.
  • Lay out guidelines for where your child is allowed to go while they are trick-or-treating. They should have clear boundaries that they are not allowed to cross.
  • Have your child carry a cell phone. This way you can stay in contact with them and also track their location.
  • Before your child sets out, remind them that they should never, under any circumstances, enter a stranger’s home or vehicle. If a stranger approaches them, they should yell for help and immediately flee to a safe area.
  • Remind your child that they should not run or suddenly dart into the street. Running around will increase their chances of hurting themselves or another party. Running into the street will increase their chances of getting hit by a car or causing an accident.
  • Warn your child not to eat any candy until you have inspected their haul. When it is time for a candy inspection, make sure you remove any unwrapped, unlabeled, homemade, or suspicious looking treats.

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