Dressing up, wearing hats, makeup and funny hair is such a great time for children and parents, not to mention the treats that go along with this fun night. Though with all the fun and good times that are about to be had, it’s really important that safety be number one when getting your kids ready to head out with you to Trick or Treat. Urbanmommies.com has some simple Halloween trick or treating tips for tots that will keep the night fun and safe for everyone.
Trick or Treating Tips for Tots
- Ensure that your costumes are flame retardant and that they are loose enough to wear warmer clothing underneath.
- Masks can really obstruct a child’s vision face painting is a safer option.
- Wear reflectors, the Dollar Stores are great for the neon ones that form into necklaces and bracelets plus, your kids will love to wear them!
- Flashlights will help the children see and be seen more clearly
- Feed your kids an early nutritious meal and make sure they are properly hydrated for the walk, little legs get tired out fast so stick close to home
- We live on the coast people, it’s ok to carry an umbrella
- Keep to well lit sidewalks and always remember to walk not run
- Wear proper shoes, the princess shoes are adorable but clearly not a great choice for a long walk!
- Don’t let your kids eat any treats before you get home and have a chance to sample, I mean look them over. There is only a tiny chance that your candy has been tampered with but “when in doubt, throw it out”!
Decorating for holidays can be tricky when you have little ones around. Take a look at the tips below provided by Safe Kids Canada and remember HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
When decorating your home:
- Small children should never carve pumpkins. Instead, let your child draw a face on the pumpkin.
- Make your home safe for trick or treaters. Remove all objects around the outside of your house that could cause children to trip or fall. Turn your outside light on.
- Avoid using candles to decorate pumpkins. Small inexpensive flashlights can be used to light pumpkins safely.
- Keep lit candles out of children’s reach and away from curtains and other objects that could catch fire.