Happy, Healthy Halloween: How to Have a Safe Halloween this Year


Avoid injuries, health problems, and lost kids this year by following this helpful guide to trick or treating!

Check Your Costumes
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Long dresses or pants? Clown shoes or high heels? Try to mitigate some of the potentials for trips and spills by hemming long dresses, avoiding uncomfortable shoes, and getting rid of masks in favor of face paint and other less obstructive headgear. Masks can make it difficult to see, and more likely that you’ll trip!

Checking any makeup on a non-face area of the skin before Halloween is a great way to avoid any skin rashes or allergic reactions that’ll land you in the hospital on Halloween. Checking the sharpness or weight of a sword or other prop that comes with your costume is a great way to avoid any accidental bumps or cuts on Halloween!

Trick or treating late at night can also make it hard to see your child: consider adding reflective tape to candy bags or buckets and costumes to make your children reflective to headlights and streetlights. Reflective-tape adorned children are less likely to get hit by cars late at night, during the heat of trick or treating.

Candy Rations

Having a good, healthy meal before trick or treating is a great way to help your child cut down on snacking on candy while trick or treating. Checking the candy for any expired or tampered items is a great idea! Although not a normal phenomenon, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your child’s safety. For children with food allergies, buying a bag of candy after trick or treating and ‘trading’ for their candy won during trick or treating is a great way to make the experience a healthy and safe one.

Have any more additions to this list? Did we miss any? Let us know by leaving a comment in the comments section below!


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