Contact Us

Halloween Safety Tips For Trick-Or-Treating

Jennifer Worthen, Flickr

I can't believe it's almost Halloween but I'm sure your kids are all set and ready to go. You probably have made sure they are safe when they go out trick or treating but just in case, I came across some safety tips from Good Morning America. You probably know these by now, but check them out after the jump.


epsos.de, Flickr
epsos.de, Flickr

Wear Bright Clothing

 
 

You should know this by now, but always make sure children wear bright, reflective costumes when they go trick-or-treating at night. You can always give them glow sticks to carry if their costumes blend into the dark.

 
Clinton Steeds, Flickr
Clinton Steeds, Flickr

Test Face Paint

 
 

Okay this is another obvious Halloween safety tip, but make sure you test face paint first to make sure it doesn't irritate your child's skin. This is always a good idea. I remember a friend of mine painted her daughter's face without testing the paint first and her daughter's skin became red and irritated.

 
mia3mom, Flickr
mia3mom, Flickr

Don't Wear Long Costumes

 
 

Maybe your daughter wants to be a princess or your son wants to be a ghost. Regardless, make sure the costume isn't too long because they could trip or the bottom of the costume could get caught in someone's door. You also wouldn't want the bottom of something to be near candles if someone has them set up on their porch. Talk about ruining your evening if something were to get caught.

 
Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr
Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr

Don't Let Young Kids Trick-Or-Treat Alone


 
 

As I mentioned earlier, I found these tips on Good Morning America. This one they suggest kids younger than 12-years-old shouldn't go trick-or-treating by themselves. Personally, I think 10 to 12-year-olds are fine if they go out trick-or-treating with their friends. As long as they check in periodically with their parents, I don't see a problem. Anyone younger than this should probably be accompanied by an adult. This probably depends on where they plan on trick-or-treating.

 
nina hale, Flickr
nina hale, Flickr

Examine Children's Candy

 
 

My co-workers and I were just talking about our parents checking our candy when we were younger to make sure there weren't any suspicious pieces in our bags. Experts say you should still check everything before your kids break into everything. I think this is just an excuse for the adults to get some candy.

 

More from Cars 108

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wcrz.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Cars 108 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Cars 108 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!