With trick-or-treating just a few days away, we want to share some Halloween safety reminders to keep kids safe. With all of the excitement of the kids dressing up and getting all revved up on sugar, it’s easy to forget some of the dangers Halloween presents. In this post, we’re sharing a few safety reminders to ensure your family has a fun and safe Halloween weekend!
Safety tip #1: Drive slowlyThere will be kids running about the neighborhood, so lower your speed wayyy down. Trick-or-treaters can be hard to spot at dusk and after dark, so be sure to go under the speed limit and keep your eyes peeled.
Safety tip #2: Be wary of food allergiesIf you’re taking your child’s friend out trick-or-treating, be sure to talk to the parents about all food allergies, such as nuts or dairy. For some kids, having a nut allergy also means not being able to eat different types of chocolate that may have been processed in a plant with nuts—so it’s important to know all of their dietary guidelines before heading out for candy.
Safety tip #3: Don’t let kids run out into the roadIf you’re responsible for taking the kids door-to-door, be mindful of not letting them run out into the road. With all the hype and excitement Halloween brings, even older kids may not be as vigilant as usual. A good rule of thumb is to have a quick talk ahead of time about not running out in front of unsuspecting cars.
Safety tip #4: Carry a flashlightBoth chaperones and trick-or-treaters should carry flashlights or glow-sticks while out and about. It will light your way as well as helping your group to be more visible to cars.
Hope you have a safe, fun, and spook-tacular Halloween!