5 Halloween Safety Tips: Keep Your Kids Safe While Trick or Treating
Trick or treating is one of the fun activities that kids enjoy each year on Halloween. But just like with anything else, there are certain safety precautions that should be taken. To keep your kids safe this year, follow these important Halloween safety tips.
Trick or Treat in Groups
One of the most important Halloween safety tips is to make sure your kids don’t trick or treat alone. Safety comes in numbers, so have them go in groups. Not only will it be a lot more fun for them to trick or treat with their friends or siblings, but it makes them less of a target.
Only Go To Houses You Know
Another Halloween safety tip is to have your children go to houses they know. Gone are the days when everyone knew all of their neighbors. These days it seems we just don’t get to know people like we should. By only knocking on the doors of those you and your kids personally know, you will decrease the chances of something happening to them or the candy.
Go With Your Kids
When I was a little kid, it was not uncommon for us to go trick or treating by ourselves. But this really isn’t the wisest thing to do, particularly if your kids are very young. It’s always best for you to go trick or treating with them.
Check the Candy
Most parents do this anyways, but it is worth repeating. Always check your child’s candy. Throw out anything homemade or that isn’t enclosed in the factory wrapping unless it is from a family member or close friend that you trust. Also look for tears, rips or holes.
Teach the Rules of the Road
When I say this, I mean make sure that they know to look both ways when they cross the street, they know not to be throwing eggs at people’s houses or smashing pumpkins in the street and they know not to go with strangers.
Do your kids go trick or treating during Halloween? What are some of the safety tips you use to make sure your children stay safe?