Halloween is coming let the fun begin. I love Halloween because it is like the kick-off to the holiday season. The world has changed so much since I was a kid, but Halloween Safety Tips are still necessary. Where there were kids everywhere trick or treating hanging out in the neighborhood having fun. We made it through a lot these past few years and things are finally starting to get back to normal. I know that Halloween will never be what it used to be.
This year as we get ready to celebrate Halloween and overload on candy let’s not forget safety first. It is one of the most nerve-racking days for parents because as the kids are having a blast the parents are watching for everything. When I was a kid I really had no regard for my life, but now as a parent, I realize why my Dad was always so stressed out.
There is a lot to do on Halloween as a parent. The cars, strangers, candy, and so much more. Did you know that kids are more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween so please stay with them and make sure they look both ways before crossing the street? This is just the first of many Halloween Safety Tips you need to keep in mind as you get ready for the holiday.
One of my biggest concerns besides the crazy drivers on the road is how sick people are. Did you see this DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans. I guess every generation has to worry about something. It just feels like as the years go by the crazy goes up another notch. Please be sure to check every single piece of candy if it is loose in a bag or the packaging looks like it has been tampered with throw it out.
Halloween Safety Tips 2022
Trick or Treating Safety Tips
- Create a plan on what neighborhoods and who you are going with.
- Stay on sidewalks as much as possible.
- Make sure that your child doesn’t cross the street without you.
- Remind them to walk not run to prevent them from falling.
- Bring an extra bag so you can carry any props or extra pieces to their costumes so they can focus on collecting treats. Plus it comes in handy when they need to unload their first haul.
- If you plan on going trick or treating at night carry a flashlight and have reflectors and/or glowsticks for your trick-or-treaters to stay safe.
- Wear light colors that stand out in the dark to find each other and be seen by cars.
- Make sure they are wearing well-fitted shoes.
- Avoid strange pets, not all the creatures of the night are friendly. If you do not know the animal, best to avoid them.
At-Home Candy Inspection
- Inspect candy, ensure the candy is safe to consume and that it contains nothing that your kids are allergic to.
- If anything is opened or looks tampered with throw it out. Better to be safe than sorry.
- No homemade candy or treats from strangers this does not pass go it goes directly into the garbage.
- Be sure to supervise your kids when they are enjoying their treats to avoid choking hazards.
- Limit the amount they eat no need to overindulge because with every sugar rush comes a sugar crash. Besides we want to teach them moderation to keep them healthy. What you do after they go to bed is between you and the candy bag LOL…
Have a Happy Halloween while staying safe with these Halloween Safety Tips we have shared with you. I know some of it is common sense, but children’s safety is a priority so we made sure to cover our bases.