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Take a Flashlight
As a precaution, it’s good to carry a flashlight with you while going out and trick or treating. Some streets and homes may not be as well lit as others, and it’s important to look out for any obstructions or tripping hazards. Get some fun and colorful glow sticks for the kids that they will love and keep them safe.
Plan your Route
To avoid a long night, plan a safe and thought out route of all the locations you think will be good for trick or treating. Stick to the homes you know will be handing out treats to avoid any sad trick or treaters. Not sure which house are handing out candy this year?
There are helpful apps like NextDoor, that help parents map out their trick or treat route in the surrounding neighborhood. The app shows which neighbors will be handing out treats or hosting a haunted house.
Face Paint vs. Masks
It might get a bit harder to see at night, and face masks might cause a problem if they don’t fit right. Think about trying face paint versus a mask. This might help prevent any tripping or vision impairments at night.
Pick the Right Bucket
There are so many trick or treating buckets, pumpkins, and bags for your little ones to use, it’s important to find the right one for them. Keep in mind the amount of walking and weight they might be carrying in those bags. Choose a more durable bucket or bag that can withstand more weight, and you don’t have to worry about their bags ripping or bucket handles coming off.
Trick or Treating with a Group
Trick or treating with other parents and their kids is a great idea. Going as a group can not only be safer but fun for your kids to experience trick or treating with other kids. Always stick to the sidewalks, and help clear the way for the little ones to have a safe path.
Check the Treats
This tip is nothing new. Make sure to check your children’s candy and treats before they eat them. Throw out any unwrapped or suspicious candy or snacks in your children’s bags and buckets. Don’t trust any repackaged sweets or snacks.
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