Halloween night is a time that we need to take extra care of our kids. Remember these few safety tips as you are out and about for Trick or Treat.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
For many children across the US, Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year. Costumes have been planned out and anticipated for most of the year, and kids can’t wait to see who will get the most candy. But Halloween night is also a time that we need to take extra care of our kids, and remember these few safety tips.
Plan a Route in Advance
This is a great idea, especially if you’re trick-or-treating with a large group. Sit down with your kids and tell them what the planned route is, and where you can all meet up if you get separated or lost. If you’re trick-or-treating in an area that your child is unfamiliar with, avoid a route that includes smaller, less popular side streets to minimize the risk of getting lost.
Wear Comfy Shoes
You don’t want to be halfway through -trick-or-treating and have to stop because of shoes. Make sure you and your kids wear comfortable, properly fitting shoes that you know won’t hurt your feet for walking. Make sure they don’t have heels, and if you have shoes with ties, make sure they are double knotted.
Stay Well Lit
Trick-or-treating traditionally takes place at night, so it’s important to equip your children with a safety vest or flashlight for the night. Not only will this help them see better while they trick-or-treat, but it will also keep them visible to drivers on the road.
Watch the Costumes
There are a few aspects of costumes that can put a damper on Halloween night. Keep costumes short, easy to walk in, and fits correctly so that your child doesn’t trip, or get distracted by needing to keep fixing it. If you buy your child’s costume and it ends up being too long, try adjusting the hem by trimming it or pinning it up to make it a bit shorter.
Although masks are cool and spooky, they can also cause a lot of problems throughout the night. They’re often hard to see out of, which makes it hard for children to see where they’re going. It can also make it harder for kids to breathe. If possible, try to skip the mask, and try out some non-toxic makeup to create your spooky, Halloween night look.
This year, everyone at Sunny Day Academy hopes you all have a fun, and spooky, Halloween!