My soon-to-be teenager has always loved Halloween … almost more than she loves Christmas. For years she started planning her costume for the coming October in early spring. [Apparently she’s not alone in this habit!]
While she worried about the theme du jour, we worried about safety! We wanted her to have fun, but also be safe. When she was a preschooler, Halloween safety meant we traveled door-to-door with her. Now, she reminds us that she is “too old” for us to go with her. So Halloween safety means making sure she knows – and follows – the rules.
This Halloween Safety infographic that is just what you need for your trick-or-treaters. Going over these Halloween safety tips is part of our “costume ritual.” We don’t leave the house until we’ve gone over them!
Halloween Safety Tips:
- Trick or treat in groups—never alone.
- Take a flashlight with you, and place reflective tape on costumes.
- Only visit well-lit houses.
- Only enter a house with a trusted adult.
- Never ride with strangers.
- Examine candy before eating.
- Make sure any weapons for costumes aren’t too sharp.
- Contact authorities if you see anything suspicious or dangerous.
This post was originally posted on the now-defunct Mom’s Choice Matters blog on 10/22/2014.
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