Your kids can’t wait to put on their costumes and go trick-or-treating, but as a parent, Halloween might make you nervous. It only makes sense to take the necessary precautions before allowing children to go from door to door, and these simple tips will help you to keep your kids safe while still letting them have fun this Halloween season.
- Never let your kids trick-or-treat alone. This one may seem obvious, but it’s one of the most important things that every parent should keep in mind at Halloween. Even older children shouldn’t go to strangers’ houses alone, so always make sure that a trusted adult is supervising a group of trick-or-treaters.
- Stay visible. Since most trick-or-treating takes place once it starts to get dark outside, you should make sure that your children stay visible to passing cars. Add reflectors to your kids’ outfits, and be sure to send them off with a bright flashlight for navigating dark streets.
- Avoid unpackaged treats. Tell your children to never accept homemade treats from strangers while trick-or-treating. Also, be sure to inspect candy for any signs of tampering with the wrapper before allowing kids to dig in to their stash.