How To Keep Those Trick Or Treaters Safe Tonight
Tonight is the night. The kids are getting excited for all the candy they will get trick or treating. As parents, of course, our big job is to keep them safe.
Obviously the kids get too excited and just run all over and that increases their chances of getting hit by a car. In fact a new study out just this week found that you are 43% more likely to get hit by a car on Halloween.
Children between the ages of 4 and 8 are five times more likely to get hit on Halloween. The most dangerous time is between 6 pm and 7 pm.
Here are some tips to keep those kiddos safe:
Of course make sure the drivers can see the kids. Glow sticks and flashlights are very helpful. You can also use reflective tape especially if your kid is in a dark costume.
You also should make sure your child's costume is easy to walk in and that they can see through any mask they may be wearing. A kid running to get candy and tripping and falling is actually the most common type of injury on Halloween.
So have fun and make those memories with your kids but keep them safe. Oh and make sure you sample some of their candy tonight too. You know to make sure it is safe. I always start with the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Yeah um.....safety and yumminess!