Everyone knows that if there is one holiday that little kids look forward to year round, it's Halloween. To them, there is something so exciting and simply awesome about wearing a costume and coming back at the end of the night with a bag full candy.
However, as a parent, you should be aware of some things that you can do to ensure that your lovebug is safe when walking around the neighborhood with you and your friends and their kids, such as:
1) Planning out a route in advance
People tend to go trick-or-treating at night and when there's no sunlight, accidents are more likely to happen. The night before October 31, walk the route to make sure there's no fallen debris and all the sidewalks are clear.
2) Mandating comfortable shoes
Your daughter may be dressing up as a princess or a beauty queen, but that doesn't mean that she has to wear high-heels. Comfortable shoes will make walking around much easier for you and for your kid (after all, it's probably safe to say that you won't be very happy if you have to carry your child the entire night).
3) Make sure any masks are breathable
You may not know it, but masks that don't allow for sufficient air circulation can be dangerous. If you are worried that those eye slits or breathing holes aren't big enough, don't risk dehydration, overheating and other scary conditions - cut out a bigger opening.
4) Bring plenty of water
Kiddos naturally get very excited when it comes to Halloween, which means they may feel like they have more energy to run around than they normally do. To keep everyone's thirst quenched, bring along several bottles of water and make sure that your remind your son and daughter to take sips frequently. Halloween can turn into a nightmare if your little trick-or-treater gets sick.