Halloween Safety Tips: Keep Kids Safe While Trick Or Treating

Halloween Safety Tips: Keep Kids Safe While Trick Or Treating

From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is definitely one of kids’ favorite nights of the year! But, with so many kids out on the streets at night, it could lead to some dangerous situations. Parenting expert and editor of the blog mom.me, Anne-Marie O’Neill, has safety tips to ensure a safe Halloween.

Hidden trick-or-treat dangers next. Block. Oh, from the candy to the costumes, could lead to some dangerous situations. THE EDITOR OF MOM.com. Here's some safety tips. It's such a big night for kids, everybody is running around. I worry about safety. You take a group of sugared up kids, in the dark, on a crowded street. Performing for each other. And running and screaming, that the scare scariest thing about the night. The highest day of ped yap death in the country. Slow down. If you're driving, that's the most important thing, go slowly. Absolutely. Drive at a snail's pace. You in the when a little witch will run in front of your car. And they're not looking. They're so distracted. What should we do before? The thing you have to think about is your kids' safety. So check the costumes, the masks may have no way to see. So make sure they have vision, a light, a flashlight or glow stick so you can keep track of you and they can keep track of their friend as well. And then make sure they get a full meal. That's really important. That's a great one. Fill them up at home. With pasta. You don't want the sugar rush and the slump while you're running around out there. So it's really important to get those things done before you leave the house, and everyone will be wanting to get out, but just making sure that everything is buttoned up. And young ones need to know their phone number, and if they can't, pin it to them. My little one got last wean. Was that kim or -- I can't think of her name -- kyndall. What is a good time to good trick-or-treating? I like to go early and tap out on it eight. As soon as it get darks -- with little ones good, before it gets dark but winds down around 7:30, 8:00 so get out there as soon as you can. An age where kids should not trick or treat? Kids come to your door and they're not dressed up. I think kind of past middle school you have to question whether you should be trick-or-treating. Other things hat high school, dances and parties. Nothing worse than a guy that shows up in a gorilla mask and he has a huge bag. What about trick-or-treating tips. Pedestrian rules, don't run too fast. Watch out for lit candles. A lot of people stupidly keep their candles lit outside. Last year I sow -- saw somebody -- the bottom of the cape. There's no point in putting annual fire on your lawn when children are coming through in a costume and with a pail. And make sure you're only going to households lit up. Don't go into dark households or things like that. Just some really common sense safety tips to think about. Oh, man, remember when we were kids? People would freakout about candy and whether it was spiked -- the apple with the razor blade. Cyanide in the candy, all that worry. Mom had to -- don't know there's ever been an actual case reported. The halloween myth debunked. What is biggest myth. The apple with the razor blades.