Trick-or-Treating Tips for You and Your Little Ones

Trick-or-Treating Tips for You and Your Little Ones

Kids love the magic of Halloween! But for moms and dads, there is often a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns. Here are some simple ways to ensure your kiddos stay safe this spooky season:

Costume Safety

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks to wear and carry
  • When choosing Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and test it before in a small area first
  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritations

Trick-or-Treating Tips

  • A responsible adult should always accompany young children
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
  • Agree on a specific time all children should be home
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car
  • Instruct children not to eat any treats until they return home and you’ve checked it
  • Everyone is reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run

Reminders for Motorists

  • Watch for children and pedestrians walking on or crossing roadways, medians and curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys with extreme caution
  • Be aware and watch for children in dark colored costumes
  • Discourage new and inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

This article was adapted from the post originally made by the National Safety Council. For more information please visit