I don’t know about you, but we love Halloween here. Halloween is an amazing and exciting time of year for both adults and children.
The supermarkets are full of sweet and devilish Halloween treats, gruesome Halloween costumes and spooky and scary decorations.
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS
We all know how fun Halloween can be, but it is always at the forefront of my mind that there may be some safety issues related to this celebration.
Making sure Halloween is a safe one for yourself and children is paramount.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME SAFETY
- REFLECTIVE MATERIAL – Add reflective tape or have your children wear reflective costumes to make sure they are easily seen in the dark. Have you seen the full reflective coats in shops such as Next
- USE FACE PAINTS INSTEAD OF MASKS – Masks can easily get in the way, causing accidents. Rather than wearing a mask, have your children use face paint or makeup instead.
- SAFE ACCESSORIES – While some accessories make the costume, it’s important to ensure that they are soft, flexible and have no sharp edges. Also being age-appropriate.
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TRICK-OR-TREATING HALLOWEEN SAFETY
- ONLY VISIT WELL-LIT HOMES – Never go to a home that has their outside lights off. Chances are they are not home.
- TRAVEL IN GROUPS – Always trick-or-treat in groups rather than on your own. Make sure the adult to child ratio is manageable.
- STAY ON WELL LIT STREETS – Avoid shortcuts and alley ways.
- PLAN YOUR ROUTE – Before going out trick-or-treating make sure you plan your route and stick to the plan. Letting others know your planned route. Ensure you have your mobile phone charged.
HALLOWEEN CANDY SAFETY
- ALWAYS CHECK OUT YOUR TREATS
- THROW OUT ANY TREATS WITH DAMAGED PACKAGING – Any treats package that appears to be open looks suspicious or may have been tampered with should be thrown away immediately and never consumed.
Have Fun and Stay Safe!
What Halloween safety precautions will you be putting in place this Halloween? If you have anymore to add, please comment below.
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Great tips, especially the sweets tips and we’ve never thought about checking before #anythinggoes
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This is a really great post with lots of reminders about safety and a few I had not even thought of.
My days going trick or treating with my kids are long over but I am going to share this on Pinterest for those that need it!
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It’s things you don’t think about. Oh we love halloween here! I’m going hate it when my boys grow up!
A good list with lots of sensible, safety tips. Hopefully everyone can have fun. #MMBC
Thank you for popping by. Thank you, i’m all about keeping our kiddies safe and happy. xx
Love the tips, face paint is a great idea instead of masks! #GlobalBlogging
it is such a great idea isn’t it?
Some brilliant ideas here. We aren’t going Trick or treating, but I will keep these in mind for next year! #MixItUp
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Sound advice for being out on the street in the dark, We only Trick or Treat around Coombe Mill so there is no facing the public or going out in the street and it is all coordinated and run by me in a group. I’m not sure I’d be so happy about Trick or Treating in public places but your tips are certainly worth observing. #DreamTeam
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Great tips. I must say trick or treating is not my favourite thing. It can be stressful having all the children when it so busy out that evening. Thanks for being on the #DreamTeam
I’m a little behind with this, but great tips all the same! Thank you for sharing with #TriumphantTales.
Great advice for Halloween. My teen will be out with her friends tonight, I’ll be talking to her about safety before she goes.
Also got my treats ready for the trick or treaters, all of which are individually wrapped.
Great tips! Thank you. I would also suggest installing surveillance cameras all over your neighborhood to ensure children’s safety. It can stop intruders from kidnapping and also force drivers to slow down. The realization that all the actions are being recorded makes people more responsible.