Happy Halloween! I’m sure your little monsters have been getting revved up all week for tomorrow night’s festivities! Carving pumpkins, picking costumes, and passing out treats are just a few of the things kids look forward to during trick-or treat season. As parents we have to think of everything in between including our child’s safety. Here are few tips to consider while celebrating Halloween:
- Set a route. If your child is trick-or-treating without you set a route in a familiar area so that you and your child know where you can find each other.
- Remember to obey the traffic rules. Make sure you are using the sidewalks and crosswalks to navigate through your neighborhood.
- Don’t forget your cell phones. It’s important to be able to communicate with your family in case you get separated.
- Use flashlights, glow sticks, or reflective tape on costumes to make sure your family is visible.
- Before heading out, talk to your family about not talking to strangers or getting into cars with strangers. Remind your child to run and scream if an unfamiliar person tries to offer them anything.
- Your children are excited and will probably eat candy along the way, don’t forget to carry your child’s medicine if he or she has a food allergy.
- Even if you are not celebrating, remember to stay alert and drive slowly while in neighborhoods.
- Afterwards, inspect your child’s bag of candy, remind them not to eat any treats that are not wrapped or sealed properly.
All in all this is an exciting time for you and your family, take lots of pictures and remember to have a good time!