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When you follow these essential Halloween safety tips, your night will go from good to spooktacular! Here are a few more trick-or-treating tips for this exciting evening:
Plan Your Route
When you do a quick test-run of your Halloween route, you can determine if the streets are well-lit, if the distance is just the right length for little feet, and if you’ll reach plenty of houses to fill up your children’s treat bags! Before the night arrives, talk to your kids about your planned route.
Leave A Little Early
This Halloween safety tip gives your group more daylight, and it ensures that crossing the street is safer. It’s also strategic! You don’t have to worry about empty candy bowls if your kids are among the first trick-or-treaters to ring the doorbell.
Wear Comfy Shoes
Fancy shoes may look nice with your Halloween costume, but if they don’t fit comfortably, then your family may be running home to change! A pair of well-fitted shoes will keep the most energetic children safely on their feet as they explore their neighborhood on Halloween night.
Go As a Group
This trick-or-treating tip is straight out of a scary movie: Never split up! If your child is going out with their friends on Halloween, then explain the importance of staying together. For example, if one child is too intimidated to confront a neighborhood house’s frightening decorations, then at least one of their friends should remain behind with them.
Look for Teal Pumpkins
Do any of your fearless trick-or-treaters have allergies? Sorting through their candy is always crucial, but you can rest a little easier when you visit homes with teal pumpkins on their porch. These homes are only offering allergy-friendly treats.
Practice Candy Safety
Before you start snacking, give your Halloween candy a once-over. Is it placed in its original wrapper? Has it been opened? If your candy safety check shows that every sweet treat is untampered with, then feel free to have a few — but not too many!
The most important tip is to spend time with the people you care about, dress up in wacky costumes, and have an incredible time. Happy Halloween!