How to Ensure that Your Trick-or-Treaters Stay Safe This Halloween

How to Ensure that Your Trick-or-Treaters Stay Safe This Halloween

Make sure your kids have a fun and safe Halloween this year.

While Halloween is all about candy, costumes, and fun for your children; you are far more concerned about their safety.  Luckily, there are several steps that you can take to ensure their safety this Halloween.  Here are some of the precautions that you should take for your little trick-or-treaters.

Costume Tips

  1. Choose costumes that are made of non-flammable materials. This will ensure your child’s costume doesn’t catch fire if they come into contact with Halloween decorations that are using real candles.
  2. Make sure your child is wearing comfortable, flat shoes when they leave to go trick-or-treating. While sneakers might not match their costume perfectly, they will reduce the chance of your child getting blisters or stumbling as they walk around the neighborhood.
  3. If your child’s costume calls for a large prop like a witch’s broom or ninja sword, then make sure they know how to handle it carefully. If they wave it around without consideration, they could accidentally hit or even trip someone.

 Trick-or-Treating Tips

  1. Younger trick-or-treaters should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  2. Older kids do not necessarily need parental supervision, but they should be accompanied by a group of friends.
  3. If your child is heading out without you, then make sure they carry a cell phone. This way you can stay in contact with them and also track their location.
  4. Emphasize traffic safety. Warn your child that they should only cross the street at official cross-walks or at street corners.
  5. Remind your child that they should never enter a stranger’s home or vehicle. You and your child should discuss what they will do if they are approached by a suspicious stranger.

Candy Tips

  1. Ask your child not to eat any candy until they come home.
  2. When they return, have them lay out all their goodies so you can inspect them. Discard any unlabelled, unwrapped, homemade, or suspicious looking treats to ensure that your child doesn’t ingest candy that has been tampered with.

These are some of the suggestions you should try to ensure that your trick-or-treaters have a safe Halloween.  Looking for another event that the whole family can get excited about?  Then make sure you mark your calendar for the next Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  In summer of 2019, Simi Valley will come alive with Cajun music and food, zydeco music, blues music, a Mardi Gras parade, zydeco dance lessons, and more!  To learn more about this exciting local event, contact Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival today.