Tomorrow there is a good chance you will be heading out to take your little ghosts and goblins out trick or treating. Here are a few safety tips to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe time on Halloween night.
- Have dinner before you head out. By making sure you head out on a full stomach you avoid low blood sugar melt-downs and constant nagging to eat just a little bit of candy.
- Make a route and stick to it! Only go to neighborhoods you are familiar with and that are well-lit. Having a trusted neighbor near-by will come in handy for an unexpected potty break. Don't make your route too long, even though your kids may want to hit as many houses as humanly possible, after an hour or 2 they will be tired.
- When it comes to costumes avoid shoes with high heels, plastic masks and anything so long that is drags on the floor. Any of these things could contribute to a trip and fall incident.
- Bring a flashlight. Each group should have at least one flashlight. Make sure to check the batteries before you head out! You can help kids be more visible by putting a glow stick on a string around their necks. Anything to make sure your group can be seen at night.
- The little trick or treat bags can fill up quickly and get heavy for little ones. Parents can bring one big plastic bag for each trick or treater. Dump from the kids bag into the big bag every once in awhile.
- And as always, check any candy before eating! Anything that is not in a wrapper or has a ripped wrapper should be tossed.