Welcome back to Halloween Safety 101! In part one of this two part series, we covered some important basics both before and during Trick-or-Treating this Halloween. For part two of this series, we will cover even more important tips to keep both you and your family safe during this exciting and scary holiday!

  1. While your child’s costume is obviously an important element in Halloween, it should also be chosen with their safety in mind. When picking out costumes, avoid costumes that are too long on your child. Even though these are important elements to completing a costume, your child is more likely to trip, fall, and injure themselves. This would definitely not be a fun Halloween if you had to go home early and miss out on all the excitement!
  2. Similar to the tip above, always choose face paint over masks when it comes to completing or adding to a costume. While masks really have a lot of elements and details that face paint just can’t replicate, masks are difficult to see out of, and even breathe out of. If your child is wearing a mask that obscures their vision in any way, it could cause them to trip, fall, or get hit by a vehicle or bicycle.
  3. Consider Trick-or-Treating at an earlier hour if you have younger children. While kids tend to have a lot of energy, making your rounds might be easier in the daylight, as you’ll be able to see your children better, and prevent them from running into objects or getting lost at night.
  4. Check your children’s candy before you let them eat time! Time and time again do we hear and read horror stories from the news about how people will put drugs in place of actual candy, or even insert things like razorblades into chocolates, etc. While it’s important to trust and befriend the people in your neighborhood, you have a responsibility to ensure your child’s absolute safety from these things.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this two-part series! And we also hope that you take these tips into consideration so that you and your children can have a safe and fun Halloween this year!