Kids aren’t the only ones that have to follow the rules of the road. Drivers need to remember to go slowly, especially in neighborhoods. As always, remember to keep your eyes on the road and not on your phone, or other distractions, while driving.
For younger children, be wary of accessories that they could choke on, and ensure that costumes fit appropriately. If you are buying a costume from the store, look for those that are flame retardant and make sure all accessories, such as pirate swords, are soft and/or bendable.
Remember to thoroughly check your children’s candy before allowing them to dig in. Look for tampering and items that could present a choking hazard. Try to ration your child’s candy instead of allowing them to eat all or most of it in one night. Additionally, for those passing out items to children on beggars night, think about replacing sugary candy with healthier alternatives. This can include other food items such as popcorn, pretzels, graham crackers or animal crackers. You could also consider coloring books, bubbles or stickers.
Remembering these quick tips can help ensure that your children not only have a good time, but remain safe, as well.