We all love to see our kid’s imagination come to life in the form of the Halloween costumes they choose each year. Will they be a superhero, a Lego man, a fairy princess, a doctor, or a kitty cat for the third year in a row? Halloween is an exciting time for our kids and as parents we enjoy watching them having fun trick or treating with family and friends and if we are being honest we all like sneaking a bit of their candy! We all want our kids to have fun, but we also need to make sure that they are kept safe throughout the whole evening. Window Nation wants to provide you with some Halloween safety tips to make sure that the upcoming Halloween holiday is a fun and safe experience for both you and your kids
You may think that being safe on Halloween just takes a bit of common sense; and while this may be true, it never hurts to be reminded and perhaps even come across a few safety tips that you may have forgotten about.
Halloween Safety Tips
- Remember to obey all traffic laws while trick or treating. Cross streets with your kids at crosswalks, corners, and with traffic lights; remind your kids to look both ways before crossing any street.
- Kids under the age of 12 should always trick or treat with an adult. Kids over 12 should do so in groups and should only trick or treat in well light areas.
- Make sure that older children understand that vandalism is never okay, even on Halloween, remind them not to get caught up in Halloween hijinks that can result in serious consequences for them.
- Use face paint instead of masks to create your child’s costume, masks can sometimes obstruct their view.
- Place reflective tape on your child’s costume, and have them carry glow sticks so they can be easily seen by drivers.
- Make sure that your child’s costume fits appropriately to help prevent them from tripping and falling.
- Have your kids wait to dig into their treats until they get home and you have time to inspect their treat haul.
- Remind your kids to never enter a home while trick or treating unless you are with them or say it is okay.
At Window Nation we hope that these safety tips help you and your kids to have a safe and happy Halloween night full of fun, memories, and course super sweet and yummy treats!