5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe On Halloween Night

By Shannon Gurnee
In Halloween
October 15, 2014
14 Comments
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This post is compensated as part of the Rayovac Blogger Program.  All opinions are mine.

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Zombies, ghosts, princesses and super heroes and more will be knocking on your doors in a few weeks, celebrating the fun that is Halloween!  Some of us will be at our doors anxiously waiting to greet our trick-or-treaters with candy and other treats, while others of us will be walking around the neighborhoods with our kids in costumes.  As parents, we want our kids to have fun on Halloween, but we also want to keep them safe.  Here are 5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe This Halloween.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Halloween Night

1 – Talk to your kids about Halloween Safety before going out at night.  If kids don’t know what the rules are, it will be a lot harder for them to stay safe at night.  They need our guidance.  So be sure to sit down with your little ones for a brief chat on the importance of Halloween Safety and set some guidelines for them to follow.

2 – Walk safely.  Most trick-or-treating takes place at night, so staying on sidewalks and paths is important to staying safe.  It’s even better if the sidewalks or paths are well-lit.  Put electronic devices down and cross.  With the increased usage of electronic devices, both parents and children should put their electronic devices down and pay attention when crossing the street.  Be sure to cross at corners and walk (don’t run) across the street.

3 – Drive safely.  Just as we want others to be safe on the road as our children are out and about trick-or-treating, we should do the same.  Keep a close lookout for trick-or-treaters who may dart into the road and drive slower than normal.

4- Trick-or-Treat with an Adult.  It’s important that kids trick-or-treat with an adult (up to what age is based on personal preference).  If your kids are older, you might consider having them trick-or-treat in groups in areas they are familiar with.

5 – Light the way for your trick-or-treaters.  Provide glowsticks or flashlights for your kids so they can see and be seen by drivers who may be on the road.  I especially love the Rayovac Glow in the Dark Flashlight.  Not only is it an LED flashlight, but it also glows in the dark, making it super easy to find if it’s dropped at night.  Plus, it just makes trick-or-treating more fun, right?

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How do you keep your trick-or-treaters safe at Halloween?  

This post is compensated as part of the Rayovac Blogger Program.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

14 Responses to “5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe On Halloween Night”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    We always have a flashlight with us. I put glowsticks on my boys, too, so I can pick them out easily if we run into a crowd!

  2. Pam says:

    We always trick or treat in a neighborhood that is closed off to cars, which helps keep everyone safe. However, I know too many neighborhoods where people drive recklessly!

  3. Jeanine says:

    Great tips! I don’t know why we’ve never thought to bring along a flash light! What a good idea!

  4. Laura says:

    These are wonderful tips for Halloween safety. We take the kids out trick-or-treating as a whole family. Hubby even comes home from work early for it. It is an event!

  5. melisasource says:

    These are some great tips! I do all I can to keep my kids safe on Halloween night. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Amanda says:

    Such great tips! Halloween is really busy in our neighborhood so we don’t leave our kids sides!

  7. Pauline Cabrera says:

    This Rayovac glow-in-the-dark flashlight is so cool. It suits the Halloween season.

  8. Debbie L. says:

    Good tips trick a treating safety. I always keep on all outside lights to give kids lots of light.

  9. These are a lot of great tips for keeping kids safe at Halloween. In some areas there are a lot of kids running around, it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos if not careful.

  10. Rosey says:

    That’s a great tip for drivers to be alert too. Kids get excited, and even the most careful child might not be paying attention as usual!

  11. We have flash lights and glow paint! These are also fab ideas to add in.

  12. Tracey says:

    Awesome tips and so important! I agree with all your tips, especially the flashlights.

  13. Christie says:

    Defini8tely great to keep in mind. I wouldn’t want any kid getting hurt!

  14. Having a flashlight on the move is never a bad idea when you have to make some walk during night. All those tips were really great and we have to keep most of in our mind throughout the year. Not only for Halloween. 🙂

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