Halloween is a fun time of the year for kids, but it can easily turn into a nightmare if you aren’t careful. Follow these three tips to ensure you stay safe on Halloween.
Pack These Essentials
Not only is trick or treating early safer but you also have a better chance of getting the best candy. Take your kids out right before dusk while there’s still light outside. If your kids aren’t old enough to care for themselves, never let them go alone.
- Candy bag (a pillow case works well)
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Bottles water and reflector strips
- Extra house key and cell phone
- Emergency identification card
Use Caution When Knocking
You should never visit neighborhoods or knock on doors you aren’t familiar with. Also, if you’re asked to step inside a home, politely say no and walk away. To trick or treat alone, your kids should have the ability to assess a situation and avoid it if needed. Otherwise, you should always accompany your kids when trick or treating.
Check Your Candy Thoroughly
Your kids should never eat their candy as they receive it. Make sure they return home first and give you a chance to check it. If you suspect foul play, throw it away.