There are good scares and bad scares on Halloween. Many people love the thrill of walking through a haunted house unsure of what’s lurking around the corner! But the thought of losing your little one in that haunted house is the scariest thing anyone could imagine.
No matter what you have planned this year, it’s important to know how to keep kids safe on Halloween.
8 Halloween Safety Tips
On average, more children are hit by cars on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Use these Halloween safety tips to keep your little trick-or-treaters safe:
- Place reflective tape and stickers on costumes and candy bags.
- Use non-toxic face paint instead of masks. Masks can obstruct a child’s view! Plus, you might have a hard time finding your child in a sea of similar masks.
- Have everyone in your group wear glowstick necklaces and bracelets. Carrying small flashlights isn’t a bad idea either.
- Stay alert. Keep your eyes on your little trick-or-treaters and be aware of cars backing out of or pulling away from parking spaces.
- Walk on sidewalks or marked paths. If your neighborhood doesn’t have sidewalks, walk as far to the left as possible, facing traffic.
- Keep your phone in your pocket unless everyone is stopped for a photo. If you need to text or take a phone call, have the whole group stop and wait until you’re ready to go.
- Cross the street using crosswalks only. Cross at the corner of a street if there isn’t a crosswalk. Look both ways before crossing and use the buddy system.
- Have an emergency plan. Tell everyone where to meet if you get separated. Make sure all parents and kids have important phone numbers.