Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating
Kid's favorite scary holiday is quickly approaching. The night where little ghosts and princesses travel around neighborhoods collecting as much candy as they can. As a parent it can also be a night full of worrying about the safety of your child. To ease your mind I put together 7 safety tips to to help your family to have the best trick-or-treating experience.
Safety Tip #1 - Stay on the sidewalks. This is the safest place to walk at night in neighborhoods. If you need to cross the street just be cautious for cars rolling by who might not be paying close attention. It is a busy night and it is best to walk on the sidewalk.
Safety Tip #2 - Make sure costumes fit well. Accidents can happen when costumes are too long or baggy. If wearing a mask make sure they have good visibility so they don't trip and fall.
Safety Tip #3 - Bring a flashlight with you. Some neighborhoods are not lit well and a flashlight might be needed to see where you are walking. Some trick-or-treating bags light up, which is perfect!
Safety Tip #4 - Plan a route in advance. Take the time to go over with your kids where you will be trick-or-treating and which routes you will walk together. Stick to routes that your children are more familiar with to avoid getting lost.
Safety Tip #5 - Use the buddy system. All kids should have a buddy with them through the night, especially if they don't want their parents to tag along with them. Their buddy must agree to only going places they each feel comfortable going and sticking to their trick-or-treating plan.
Safety Tip #6 - Wear comfy shoes. You and your little one will be walking around a lot and it is important to wear comfortable shoes. I am sure your kiddo will appreciate it since this means they will probably be able to make it to more houses.
Safety Tip #7 - Bring a small first aid kit with you. When you are out trick-or-treating you might not be close to home and it is always a good idea to bring a small safety kit with you. You never know when you little one will need a band-aid to patch up a scrape. Me4kidz medibuddy is small enough to fit in any trick-or-treating bag or mom's bag. Our first aid kit contains 50 items to help with any of life's bumps and bruises.
We hope your family has the best time trick-or-treating together this year and stay safe! If any accidents happen, remember to clean it, fix it, and back to play!
Kelsey Glynn is a blogger and owner of Social Graces, a business to support others in their social media needs. She is a contributing blog writer for East Valley Moms Blog, a social media content creator, and an avid photo taker. You can catch her adventuring around AZ and living the mom life on Instagram.
- Kelsey Glynn