5 Tips to Keep Your Little Goblins Safe for Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat is so much fun for little ghosts and goblins across the nation, but unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous time for them. As parents, we want them to have the most fun ever, but we also want to keep them safe. These five tips to keep your little goblins safe for Trick or Treat are easy to do, won’t maintain the kids from having fun and they’re so simple your kids won’t even know you did them.
Say no to masks
Masks might “finish” the costume, but they can also keep your child from breathing normally and keep them from being able to see everything…especially out of the corner of their eye. Instead, rely on an impressive makeup job to finish the costume and leave the mask at home.
Stay near home
If you aren’t sure about a neighborhood, don’t trick or treat there. Instead, stay closer to the home where you know the streets and maybe even the people. If kids don’t trick or treat in your area, make sure that you get to know the area you will be trick or treating in before you go.
Stay Well Lit
Make sure that your kids have both a flashlight and glow sticks as well to help them be easily seen. As much as we’d like them to, drivers sometimes don’t pay attention to children that are out gathering candy. You should also be carrying a flashlight as well so that you are clearly seen too.
Stay with them
Trick or Treat night is exciting and kids, especially little ones, can let that excitement get the best of them. This can lead to them running out in traffic or even getting so excited they try to go into someone’s home. Stay close by to keep anything like this from happening.
Skip House to House Treating
Most cities have sponsored Trick or Treat events that happen all throughout Trick or Treat night. This can include churches, business associations, malls and more. These events are really safe, occur between particular times and are well patrolled by local law enforcement to keep them that way.
When you take your little ones out for treats, be sure that you play it safe. These tips are just a small sampling of how you can do that. Above all? You are their parent. Always trust your gut with your kids. It usually won’t lead you down the wrong path.