3 Safe Trick or Treating Tips

Safe Trick or Treating Tips

3 Safe Trick or Treating Tips

It’s that time of year again! We need to find a way to keep our children safe while we take our kids trick or treating. There are several ways we can keep our kids safe during the hours or trick or treating. Let’s dig in because this is an important part of having fun.

Things to Remember and Teach Your Kids

#1. No Homemade Goodies
It may be tempting to take accept homemade goodies while trick or treating, but it’s a smart move to stock to wrapped candies. Although some wrapped candies can also be troubling, homemade goodies can really have hidden trouble. I will just say to be wise about what you accept and let your children consume. Not everyone has the children’s best interest in mind.

#2. Bring a Flashlight!
It’s fun to trick or treat at night, but it’s so hard to see. That’s why we always bring a flashlight with us whenever we go trick or treating. I let the kids bring their own mini flashlight and they have a ball with it. I also carry a much bigger flashlight with me. To keep things a little safer I also have my kids dress in bright colors. I have to say I’m pretty surprised as to how dark it can get during Halloween trick or treat hours.

#3. Adults are Important
Trick or treating with an adult is extremely important. Try not to send your kids out trick or treating alone, having an adult with your kids is always a smart idea! I always go up to the door with my kid as well, you really don’t know what’s lurking on the other side.
I know all of these safety tips can be overwhelming, but it’s important to make sure these precautions, so everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!




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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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15 thoughts on “3 Safe Trick or Treating Tips

  1. I go with the grandkids,,they go nowhere until everyone is holding hands

  2. We go as a group of parents and kids. Each kid has a refective pumpkin or something on them so cars can see. We have our cellphones, flashlights and can gauge how long they have been out and where each of them are at all times.

  3. We only trick or treat at our church and my mom’s neighbors so we know it is safe. I also do not let them eat anything that is opened. Always wear glow stick necklaces!

  4. We always bring a flashlight, i carry a bright orange (pumpkin ) bag so we can be seen as well. And usually have the boys wear glowing bracelets. We go to the local church and then to our neighborhood.

  5. We wear glowsticks when it is dark or go trick or treating when it is still light out.

  6. We go trick or treating as a family and check all the candy that comes in!

  7. To stay safe I walk in well lit neighborhoods in a group. And have a flashlight too! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  8. I have always put glowsticks on our children and now on our Grandchildren. I learned this year that you can cut open the top of a glow stick add it to clear nail polish and pain the nails with it . Your little ones nails will glow in the dark. We also choose light colored costumes to help stand out.

  9. I trick or treat with my kids however their getting older and may not want me tagging along ;( so ill have to figure out something besides a cell phone… Love this idea!

  10. We go with them and only go to neighborhoods we are familiar with.

  11. Reflective tape, flashlights,and check the candy before they start eating

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