Halloween Safety Tips

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Tomorrow night, your kids will be off trick or treating and as parents we want them to be as safe as possible. The CDC has an entire list of Halloween safety tips that you can check out here. I just want to share some of my own personal tips to keeping your children as safe as possible.

The most important thing for me is to go out WITH your children. I always dress up and go out trick or treating with them. They enjoy that their dad is willing to dress up, for now anyway. I don’t recommend letting your children go off on their own at all. At the very least take them in your car and let them walk up the block as you follow them keeping a good eye on where there are.

Being able to identify your kids in a crowd if you lose them is key. I like to have my girls wear matching glow sticks, at least 3 on each child. I get the regular glow sticks and use a string to tie it as a necklace and the round ones that connect into bracelets and necklaces as well. This makes it very easy to spot your child. Take note of which child is wearing which color.

I prefer to take my children to neighborhoods where I know almost everyone and don’t travel too far out of familiar territory. I live in a VERY small town so I can go to just about every house and be OK. For bigger cities, I would stick to your area and only leave if you have a particular family you would like to see.

Teach your kids the dangers of going into strangers homes and not to accept rides from anyone for any reason. Talking to strangers and taking candy from them goes against everything they’ve been taught. Why would you want them to do that just because it’s Halloween? So like I said before, stick to neighborhoods you know.

The easiest way to avoid any trouble is to just go out with your kids and make it a family thing. This is my biggest safety tip. Just go with them.

Oh yeah, check the candy for razor blades when you get home. ;D Once you’re done trick or treating you might wanna make a snack and watch a scary movie. Here’s a quick link to the two Halloween snack projects I’ve posted this week in case you haven’t seen them yet. Candy Corn Fruit Cup and Graveyard Coke Float.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

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