The time has come for our cute little ghouls and goblins, princesses and animals, and zombie everything to wander the streets in search of candy and other treats.
I love the traditions of fun costumes for little ones, pumpkin patches, school parades, and trick-or-treating that we all get to enjoy this time of year.
Here are a few tips for keeping trick-or-treat night safe and fun for all!
- Ease toddlers and preschoolers into trick-or-treating by respecting normal bedtime as much as possible. Head out early for trick-or-treat time and then whisk them off to bed.
- Avoid costumes with tripping hazards, particularly for the young ones.
- Make sure you are visible. Light colors and reflectors on costumes go a long way.
- Stay on side walks and in well-lit areas as much as possible.
- Only approach houses with lights on. Never enter a stranger’s home while trick-or-treating.
- For older kids allowed to go with friends, make sure you know their route and agree upon a time they will be home.
- No candy is eaten until parents check it out at home. (And parents get anything from toddlers that looks like a choking hazard!)
Have a fun and safe Halloween!!