October is in full swing, which means kids and adults alike are preparing for their local trick-or-treat night. While some scary experiences are all in good fun, a frightening trick-or-treat night for parents isn’t one of them. Here are some trick-or-treat safety tips from us here at Trent Buick GMC to make sure your door-to-door adventures go smoothly.
Forget the Masks
Halloween costumes tend to come with masks, but facial gear can present quite a few dangers on trick-or-treat night. Masks can limit breathing and air flow, limit visibility, and trap heat. Obviously none of those are good things, especially for kids excited for candy.
A mask may not be a good idea, but that doesn’t mean your child’s costume goes incomplete. Instead, use face paint to achieve the desired look. Just make sure it’s non-toxic paint first!
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Your child’s shoes should be suitable for walking throughout the neighborhood, otherwise you may end up carrying them. Have your child wear the costume shoes for a few hours a week prior to trick-or-treat night. If they make it through that time with no complaints, you’re good to go!
Check the Candy
Arguably one of the most obvious safety tips is to check your child’s Halloween candy before they eat it. Candy that’s already been opened should be discarded. If candy isn’t in the original wrapper and you don’t know who it came from, discard that as well. It’s better to be safe than sorry, after all.