Wear Comfy Shoes
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Stay Where You Know
Nothing ruins a great night of tricks and treats like losing your child. Make sure to stay in neighborhoods you and your kids are familiar with. Consider planning a route ahead of time so you don’t end up to far away from your house
Have your kids invite their friends to come out with your family. There’s safety in numbers but make sure you get a headcount before you leave. Check often to make sure you didn’t leave anybody behind!
Proper Fitting Costumes
If your kids costume is too long, you run the risk of them tripping and hurting themselves. Make sure their costumes aren't too long and hem any problematic areas.
Shine in the Dark
Make sure to apply some sort of reflective tape to your kids costumes so they are easily visible in the dark. Carry a flashlight and avoid particularly dark areas.
Use Flexible Props
Try to avoid costumes with weapons, but what would a pirate be without a sword? If the prop is what makes the costume, use foam or soft plastic to avoid any accidental injuries.
Check Your Kid's Candy
When sorting through candy at the end of the night, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.
Halloween is about getting scared (safely) and enjoying some delicious candy!