While children love to celebrate Halloween, this holiday may be a time of stress for parents because it presents a number of potential health and safety hazards. To maintain your peace of mind and have a happy Halloween celebration this year, follow these guidelines for a kid-friendly Halloween.
Be smart with costumes
Whether you opt for a homemade costume or a store-bought ensemble, you should make sure that it is free of tripping hazards like long capes and scarves. Because the weather is typically chilly on Halloween night, you should have your child dress in layers and closed toed shoes with socks. Glow-in-the-dark accessories are a smart choice for any costume, as these will help your child stay visible when you go out trick-or-treating.
Check candy before eating
Once you get home, it is a good idea to inspect Halloween candy before eating it. If any pieces have holes or suspicious wrapping, they should be discarded. You might also limit how much candy your child eats on Halloween night, offering only a few pieces immediately and saving the rest for special treats later on.
Walk along paved sidewalks
It is important to navigate the neighborhood safely on Halloween night, so you should stick to areas where foot traffic is common, as cars will avoid these spots. Paved sidewalks are the safest walkways—especially when you have a flashlight handy to help you see any potential hazards on the ground.
At Adventures in Learning, your child can enjoy fun Halloween activities during the day before an evening of fun around the neighborhood. To learn more about the daycare services offered at Adventures in Learning, call 630-355-3249 or visit their website today.