Trick-or-treating is certainly an event that children look forward to every year, but it can also cause plenty of worry for parents! There are many simple tips parents can use to keep children safe this Halloween, including:
Being Mindful of Costumes
Costumes have the potential to be hazardous. Be sure that the outfit is comfortable, flame-resistant, and does not pose tripping hazards that may come from long costumes and/or high heels. It is also a good idea to use face paint instead of masks.
Plan a Route Ahead of Time
Include your child to plan a fun route and get them excited for Halloween! Keep in mind your familiarity with the route, as well as how far your child will be able to walk before getting uncomfortable and tired.
Ideally, you would want your child to wear a light-colored costume that is easily visible to drivers. If your child is wearing a dark costume, you can add reflective tape in a decorative manner to make them better visible. You should also advise them to carry a flashlight with them at all times to keep their path well-lit!
Check Over Your Candy
It is always better to be safe than sorry! Be sure to check your child’s candy before letting them eat it. Throw away anything homemade (unless you trust the person who made it), wrappers with tears or holes in it, and especially candy that is not wrapped at all!
At Partridge Hill, we value safety above all else. We hope that these tips will ensure that the whole family has a safe and happy Halloween!