Halloween is literally right around the corner. I wanted to share some Halloween Safety tips. My son loves going out trick or treating, and safety is defiantly my number one priority. Do you have a favorite safety tip that you would like to share? Please feel free to do so in the comment section.
- Look both ways, I know this sounds simple, but it's not as simple as it sounds.
- Create rules prior to leaving your home
- Even if you have the right away. Look both ways.
- Have a buddy system when with small children.
- Prior to leaving ensure that each child can see out of their customs. (if applicable)
- Have the children hold hands.
- Do a head count prior to proceeding on to the next home.
- Don't allow your children to eat the candy prior to it being inspected.
- Keep an emergency kit in the car and/or on you with the essentials
- Do not eat the candy prior to your parents inspecting it.
- Trick or Treat in groups
- Look both ways while riding your bike or walking
- Let your parents know where your at, at all times
- Make sure your cell phone is fully charged
- Walk on the sidewalks (if applicable)
- Don't walk and text (be alert at all times of the area)
Car Safety tips
- Don't talk/text and drive (put the phone down at all time)
- Park your car and walk. I know you want the convenience of just being able to jump in your car when it's time to go. However, traffic on a popular street can be really hectic
- Reverse in the parking space (if applicable )
- If you're attending a party or even trick or treating at the mall. It's so much easier to try and reverse and park versus trying to back out of a parking space.
- Ask for help when leaving out a parking space or busy area.While trying to leave out of a parking space have someone an adult get out of the car to assist you. You will be amazed at how many children and adults will walk in front and behind a car while it's in motion.