October is not only known for National Skate Month but also Halloween! Halloween is a fun time of trick or treat, but sometimes the tricks can go a little too far. Planning ahead can be detrimental to your child’s safety, and let’s be real, no one has fun when they are injured. Whether if you are having a night in or a night out, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here at Skate World Leesburg, we care about your children’s safety, so we brought you some tips and tricks to have a fun and safe Halloween.
Trick or Treat With Your Children
Yes, we know hanging around parents can be deemed as “lame”, but even if you let your kids do their own thing with their friends, you can still keep an eye out from a distance. When left alone on Halloween night, kids can make some not so smart decisions, so having an adult present can help guide them to make smart choices and still have a good time.
Using Flashlights or Glow Sticks
When going door to door when it’s dark out, it’s hard for drivers to see when pedestrians are crossing. Gearing up with some flashlights or glow sticks won’t only add to the fun of dressing up, but also keep everyone safe as they are strolling through the neighborhood.
Planning a Route
Having a set in stone plan for a trick or treating route can not only build the excitement for the night but also gives you, as the parent, peace of mind if you do let your older children go out on their own. They can map out the houses that give out the best candy, and you can have an idea of where they will be going.
Using Reflective Tape
Applying reflective tape to candy bags or costumes can not only give a cool and unique look to your get up, but also allows drivers to see your trick or treaters roaming the streets. You can apply them in spooky patterns such as pumpkins or skulls to add some festive flair.
This one should go without saying, but it is extremely important to check your child’s candy before they dive in. Be on the lookout for any opened or partially opened candy and trash them immediately. Opened wrappers could have been tampered with so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Also, it’s important to check for any candy your child or other children with you could be allergic to. Your kid may not be allergic to nuts, but one of their friends that are with you could be. A trip to the hospital is not a way to spend Halloween.