Have a safe Halloween by trying out these trick-or-treating tips.
With Halloween almost here, you are bound to have some very excited kids on your hands. However, amidst all the excitement, it’s important that you keep safety at the forefront of your mind. If you want to keep your kids safe as they trick-or-treat, here are some tips you should employ.
- Make sure your child’s costume is made of non-flammable materials. This will ensure that they are not harmed if they come into contact with candles or other flame-based Halloween decorations.
- Avoid choosing costumes that require a face mask or other elements that might compromise your child’s vision. Your child has an increased chance of tripping and falling or running to an obstacle when their sight is obstructed.
- Have your child wear sneakers or other flat, comfortable shoes. This will reduce their chances of tripping and falling and will help them avoid blisters.
- Younger trick-or-treaters should be accompanied by a responsible adult on their quest for candy.
- Older children don’t necessarily need parental supervision, but they should travel with a group of friends that you know and trust.
- Map out your child’s route beforehand and set clear boundaries.
- Make sure your child has a phone with them. This way you can stay in contact with them, and they can call emergency services if necessary. You can also use the phone’s GPS to keep track of your child’s location.
- Remind your child that they should never, under any circumstances, enter a stranger’s home or vehicle.
- Warn your child not to eat any candy until you can check it for safety.
- Once your child returns, make sure you check over their candy before they start eating. Discard any unwrapped, unlabeled, or unfamiliar candies from their haul.
- Try to limit your child’s candy intake; putting your foot down can help you prevent a nasty stomachache.
These are some of the safety tips that you should keep in mind as your child goes trick-or-treating this Halloween. Want another way to keep your children and other loved ones safe? Make sure you have the proper personal insurance protections in place. For assistance with your coverage needs, contact the experts at East End Insurance Agency to get started today.