This year will be the first Halloween for my mini and I’m so incredibly excited! She will be three in January and in the past, we’ve spent the night traveling to the various family member’s houses within an hour radius of our home! But not this year my friends! This year she’s dressing up, we’ve been practicing knocking and asking trick or treat and I simply cannot wait to hear her narration of Halloween! We’ve been in this neighborhood for almost 2 years and we’ve finally met a few neighbors and discovered a handful of kids close in age.
As with everything, I want to make sure this night is safe for her. We are going to dedicate this post to Halloween Safety Tips!
Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you and your goblins.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat in any sitting. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. Bringing a flashlight and wearing glow sticks, lights, or something reflective on your child. This also helps to tell your child apart from all the other little monsters charging each house!
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Lower your risk for serious injury by ensuring all masks, accessories, and makeup do not interfere with eye site. This includes decorative contacts!
Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Events are often held at local shopping malls for safe trick or treating. These are often well lit, indoors, and warm
Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.