Halloween Safety for Kids of All Ages

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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.

About Heather Bowcutt

Heather is the is the primary author of the Kids Email blog, where she offers safety and parenting tips, for when the kids are online and off.

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