These Halloween Safety Tips for Kids are going to help you keep your kids safe while they have fun this year trick or treating with their siblings and friends. Dressing up your kids at an early age and getting them use to the fun of Halloween will give everyone a ton of wonderful memories. These memories and the pictures you take to go with them will be cherished for many years to come.
7 Halloween Safety Tips For Kids
Wear reflective clothing. If your area trick or treating happens after dark, always make sure to add some reflective tape to their costume. Even if they are right with you, a small child can be hard to spot after dark.
Use strollers or carry in crowds. When you are going out into a crowd with a toddler, use a stroller or choose to carry or wear your child instead of letting them walk. Busy areas after dark can make it hard to keep up with them. So you don’t get separated, take precautions by baby wearing, carrying or using a stroller.
Feed them before you go trick or treating. If your kids have been fed dinner before you go out trick or treating they are less like to eat too much candy. Being full will help them to not grab all the snacks and treats right away. Plus feeding a toddler on time will help them to be happier and easier to manage.
Avoid suckers and hard candy. While these are popular on Halloween, choose differently or keep those out for older siblings or yourself. Hard candy and suckers are often easy for toddlers to choke on and should be avoided.
Empty their bucket into a main bag to inspect later. Don’t allow candy while you are out and about. This is especially important for kids with allergies or dye/food sensitivities. It is rarely a concern of food safety as much as reaction to foods due to the child having an allergy. It is much safer to keep all treats out of their mouths until parents can inspect.
Skip the mask and paint their face instead. Masks on kids are cute, but can cause all kinds of problems. From not being able to see or breath easily, to straps being irritating a mask is a bad choice for younger kids. Choose hypoallergenic face paint instead.
Put them in regular shoes instead of dress up shoes. One of the best Halloween safety tips for toddlers comes with putting them in regular shoes instead of dress up shoes. While the dress up shoes look cute, they are not functional. Not only do they often lead to tripping and falling, they can cause blisters and injuries on the foot itself. Avoid these and put them in simple solid color shoes instead.
These Halloween safety tips for toddlers can be used for all of your kids. Keeping them safe while having fun out and about getting candy and treats is important. Don’t let safety be an issue this year. Follow these tips to have a safe and fun Halloween that creates great family memories.
Will you and your family be trick-or-treating this year?