Once you get over the shock that Halloween is already upon us!
Did you know the night before Halloween is called the Devil’s Night or Mischief Night? Day of pranks. So, it just comes to show that October 30-31 can be very dangerous for children and pets. I compiled a list of safety tips to protect your loved ones and furry family members.
- Please walk around with your child!! If you think your child is old enough to walk around by themselves, then chances are they too old to be trick or treating. You should supervise your child trick or treating, it is very dangerous they are walking to peoples doors(even sometimes stepping foot inside), people that are luring kids in by candy, it will take you like an hour or two out of your day. Not to scare you but it is scary possibility.
- Carry a flashlight, buy some glow necklaces(found at the dollar store), make sure people driving can see you. Again, if your child is walking around by themselves in the DARK, it can be very scary and dangerous.
- If they are too old why not throw a Halloween party with their friends and they can pass out candy or let them go to a Halloween party with their friends.
- The later you stay out trick or treating, the more of a chance you will be walking with drunk drivers. Harsh reality but yes Halloween brings parties and drinking, so be safe and be off the streets before.
- Go to a safe neighborhood and one your familiar with is best!
- Keep furry pets indoors and if your handing out candy keep the pet in another room.
- Clean off your porches of your belongings, if you are handing out candy you will have tons of kids coming to the door you wouldn’t want something to go up missing(like your child’s bike). Even if you aren’t handing out candy, most likely there will be a-hole teenagers causing mischief.
- Check your child’s candy before they eat, most likely it will all be fine but there are some messed up people in the world.
- Weather appropriate clothes for under the costume and good walking shoes. Don’t forget a bucket or bag!!
- Most importantly HAVE FUN!
What’s your child’s costume this year? I would love to know or if you have a picture/blog post to share! Need an idea for a fun Halloween treat to make with your kiddos, check out these Candy Corn Brownies. Have a great and safe Halloween!!