Whenever Halloween comes around it’s a good idea to go over things like how to have a great time trick or treating! After all, kids aren’t young forever and there’s only a short time in their life when they can enjoy the fun of trick or treating in their neighborhood. Trick or treating is something that kids look forward to all year round. This is a very exciting time of year. Children get to dress up in fun costumes, show off those costumes around the neighborhood, and get free candy from people.
This is a time to be enjoyed, though it is always best to be safe and smart about trick or treating too. Here are a few things you can do while trick or treating this year to ensure you and your kids are safe and comfortable:
Remember that it’s getting colder out now, especially in the evenings. Now that the weather has gotten chillier, be sure to provide your kids with thermal layers, foot and hand warmers, and gloves. When it is night out and the wind picks up, the weather can drop below freezing when taking the wind chill factor into effect. Be sure to bundle the kids up! Wearing thermals underneath costumes is a great way to warm up the kids without having to use bulky coats and mess with the look of their costumes.
You also should always accompany children when they are out and about. Even in the most trustworthy of areas, there is still the potential for children to run into danger. It is best to not risk it, so always have an adult accompany the children as they make their rounds.
Additionally, you are going to want to have an adult go through the candy before the kids eat it, just to be sure that everything is safe and in its original wrapping.
Don’t Walk too Far
It is also a good idea for children to not walk further than they can handle. While kids are going to be excited and full of sugar-induced energy, walking too far in a heavy costume can still make for an exhausting experience when it is time to head back. As such, you are going to either want to drive or set up boundary zones to stick to in order to prevent people from getting lost or exhausted.
Remembering tips like these and adequately preparing for your night on the town with your excited kids will help you all to have a better time. By preparing for the cold and planning your route ahead of time you can make sure your kids’ night of fun doesn’t turn into a night of cold and tears of discomfort. So use these trick or treating tips, but above all, have a great time and enjoy spending some not so spooky time with your kids!
Use some other great Halloween safety tips, “5 Important Halloween Safety Tips.”