Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips

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Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips

Trick or treatTrick-or-treating can be one of the most fun Halloween events for your kids. However, it can also be potentially dangerous because it happens outside in the dark. Here are some Halloween safety tips to make sure your kids come home safe and happy:

  1. Never go into a stranger’s house – Only get candy from houses that give it to you at the door. If someone invites them in, tell them to just say “no, thanks” and leave immediately.
  2. Use the buddy system – Kids should never go trick or treating without a sibling, friend, or parent. If they are going out without parents, make sure you know the area where they will be trick-or-treating.
  3. Set a curfew – If you aren’t going trick or treating with your kids, set a time that they need to be home by or a time for them to check in with a phone call. That way, you know that they are safe.
  4. Eat a snack / dinner before trick or treating – By eating something beforehand, your kids won’t be as tempted to eat their treats before they come home…which leads to the next tip…
  5. Always cross streets at interections and walkways – Make sure your child knows how to cross a street and to only cross at designated intersections.
  6. Always check candy before giving it to your child – Make sure none of the candy is open or looks like it was tampered with. If you have small children, make sure the candy is not a choking hazard.
  7. Go on your local police website and search for sex offenders in your neighborhood - While this may seem overly precautious, you may want to steer clear of these houses or areas.
  8. Wear something reflective in your costume and carry a flashlight – It’s going to be dark out by the time you go home, so make sure cars can see you at night. Put reflective tape on the costume and trick or treating bags.
  9. Create well fitting costumes – Kids will be running from house to house, so make sure their costume is suitable for running. Make sure face marks still allow your child to see their full range, make sure capes are not too long to trip over, and ensure any swords are not too sharp. Have them wear gym shoes.
  10. Choose flame resistant materials for costumes – Since there can be candles and other open flames at houses, choose a fire resistant material for costumes to avoid burn injuries.

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Roseanne Campagna
John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA - Maple Valley, WA
Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, WA

Thanks for a great list. I reblogged this one for my readers too...

Oct 31, 2011 04:31 AM #12
Bruce Randy Weber
DPR Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

Peggy:   Thanks for the tips.   I posted them this morning via my Twitter account.   Have a great day.    Randy Weber

Oct 31, 2011 04:40 AM #13
Tara Stone
NJ Estates & Stables - Frenchtown, NJ
NJ Estates and Stables

Great Tips...Have a very happy and safe Halloween!

Oct 31, 2011 04:41 AM #14
Malinda Montgomery RSPS AHWD-Realtor
Adams Cameron & Company - Port Orange, FL

Hi Peggy, Good reminder for a safe Halloween. I really like the eating dinner before going out.

Oct 31, 2011 05:07 AM #15
Anni Wang
Keller Williams Realty - San Ramon, CA
Selling homes in San Ramon Valley 925.487.3927

happy Halloween!!

Oct 31, 2011 05:23 AM #16
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Great tips, I definitely think the parents should accompany these trick or treaters.

Oct 31, 2011 05:25 AM #17
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

Peggy, thanks for the tips, I will be reblogging! Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2011 05:32 AM #18
Kate Akerly
Kaminsky Group - Manhattan Beach, CA
Manhattan Beach Residential Sales

Such great points.  Trick-or-treating isn't what it used to be when we were kids.

Oct 31, 2011 05:33 AM #19
Peggy Yee
Frankly Realtors - Vienna, VA
Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia

Thanks, everyone!  I'm glad you liked the post and are sharing it.  Happy Halloween!


Oct 31, 2011 05:36 AM #20
Jayson Holland - Denver, CO
Jay Holland

Very smart tips. This might be "extra paranoid" but some of my friends with kids keep some notes on where they went and what they got, just in case you get something "bad" you can know exactly where it came from.


Oct 31, 2011 05:47 AM #21

great tips Peggy

great post


Oct 31, 2011 05:49 AM #22
Barbara Pearson-Sawyer
First Colorado Land Office - Salida, CO

Thanks Peggy!  This is a Fun Time for Children.  We want to Keep Them Safe>

Oct 31, 2011 06:11 AM #23
Kari McCoy

Hi Peggy, thanks for you super list of great ideas. I am going to be sharing it with lots of parents. This is so much fun for kids and we are all smart to keep it that way.

Oct 31, 2011 06:18 AM #24

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!


Happy Halloween Everyone!

Oct 31, 2011 06:25 AM #25
Dan Jasmer
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Changing the way you look at real estate

Thank you for the tips, have shared with others.  Dan

Oct 31, 2011 06:56 AM #26
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Happy Halloween everyone...Great tips Peggy.  We need to pay more attention to safety on a busy night like Halloween.


Oct 31, 2011 07:37 AM #27
Edward Perez
Sothbey's International Realty - Hoboken, NJ

Good list. I like #9 as sometimes I see costumes that look great, but are not practical for walking / safety...


Oct 31, 2011 12:03 PM #28
Win Home Inspection
National Home Office - Madison, AL

Peggy this is a great article! I found it thanks to Sheryl for reblogging.

You forgot one though....Watch out for the Zombies! : ) Happy Halloween.

Oct 31, 2011 12:13 PM #29
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Great tips Peggy!  Hope you had a good Halloween!

Oct 31, 2011 02:40 PM #30
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Peggy,  Great post and tips.  Hope yours was safe and fun.

Oct 31, 2011 10:57 PM #31
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