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Making Sure Your Kids are Safe this Halloween
Halloween is such a fun holiday, the kids love dressing up and trick-or-treating, but it can also be scary and I’m not talking scary as in BOO! I’m talking about the fact that your children could be in potential danger. There are a lot of dangers on Halloween night you’ve got to be aware of, that is why I am going to give you some tips and tricks on making sure your kids are safe this Halloween the best way possible.
It is always a good idea to plan a route to go trick-or-treating on, ahead of time. Especially if you live in a big area, this way you can stay on track and not get lost. If your kids are old enough to go on their own make sure you plan a route with them anyway and make them stick to it so you know where they will be in the case of emergency or if you just feel the need to go check up on them.
Try and stay in areas that you and your kids are familiar with this way you know kind of what to expect and you know the people around these areas. It’s a lot safer than just going somewhere completely random and again if your kids are old enough to go on their own and you’ve told them to stay in familiar neighborhoods, if you know anyone you could ask to have them call and check in once your kids have passed by just to take extra caution.
Where Not to Go
Stay away from alleys and back yards, of course, you never know what could happen, even if it looks like a “short cut” don’t go, you are better off staying on a well lit up path. Also, don’t go to houses that aren’t well lit up. If they are kind of dim this could indicate that they just don’t want trick-or-treaters or they could be very unfriendly and just all around people you should stay away from.
Thoroughly inspect your children’s candy, especially before they have any. There are a lot of sick people out there that like to put things such as razors, needles, and poisonous substances into candy they hand out and even sometimes drugs that look like candy. I know it is difficult not to just let them eat it, but you should think about safety first.
Make sure ahead of time that your kid’s costumes are safe. Look out for anything hanging off or big wigs that could go up in flames if they get close to a candle. Try and find flame retardant materials for their costumes. Just in case of a situation like that, review the stop, drop, and roll procedure so they will be ready if anything happens.
Halloween safety for your children is the utmost important thing. Halloween may be a fun time but it can be dangerous for your kids and making sure your kids are safe this Halloween is pretty easy if you just plan ahead of time and pay attention to any potential dangers out there. With that said I hope you and your kids have a great one! Are there any tips you would add to this list? Have you used any of these methods to keep your little ones safe on Halloween? Share in the comments!