7 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips
I’d like to thank The Hershey Company for sponsoring this post. Opinions are my own.
Are you taking your kids trick-or-treating this Halloween? If you’re planning to walk around in your costumes this holiday, you’ll want to consider how to keep everyone safe. Here are seven trick-or-treat safety tips you need to know before you head out.
Make Sure Candy is Factory-Sealed
Your kids are probably super excited to dig into their loot, but before they do, you need to go through it. Only allow your children to eat the candy that is factory sealed.
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Follow Safety Procedures
Even though your kids are excited to get some free candy, it’s important that they still follow safety procedures. Teach your children to walk, not run, on the sidewalk. When crossing the street, be sure to look both ways to check for cars.
Brighten it Up
A lot of Halloween costumes are darker, but you can help stay safe this Halloween by adding some bright colors to your children’s costumes. This could be the main costume or any visible accessories. Brighter colors will make your children more visible to others. Wearing reflective clothing or applying reflective tape to make kids more visible at night is also a great idea.
Pick A Familiar Neighborhood
Choose a neighborhood to trick-or-treat in that you are familiar with. This will help you better plan your evening and ensure that you can easily find your way home. You may also want to consider visiting local churches or businesses who are having trunk-or-treat events.
Masks can be a safety hazard for your children. Masks tend to limit your children’s vision range, which can lead to them bumping into others or even walking out in front of a car. If possible, avoid costumes that come with masks. If your child insists on wearing a mask, find one that fits perfectly and doesn’t slip down easily.
Choose Well-Fitting Costumes
If your child is wearing a costume that is a little longer, you might want to do a little hemming. Costumes that touch the ground pose a risk because your child can easily step on the hem and trip. This can lead to injuries that ruin the night.
Don’t Stay Out Too Late
Be prepared to stop and head back to your car or house about a half hour before trick-or-treating ends. This gives you enough time to get home before it’s too dark outside.
Halloween is a fun holiday for families, but it never hurts to brush-up on your trick-or-treating safety before walking out the door. I hope you all have a fun and delicious Halloween!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.