Trick or Treating Tips for Youngsters

Happily Blended NH Mom Blog features Trick or Treating Tips for Youngsters

Halloween will be here before you know it and the roads will be packed with ghost and goblins. While you may still go out trick or treating with your youngsters, it’s important to know some trick or treating tips to ensure you all are safe while out there enjoying the trick or treating night.

Costume Tips

  • Please make sure that your youngsters Halloween costume isn’t dragging on the ground as they could easily trip and fall into the road or get hurt out there when trick or treating.
  • Make sure that the youngster has a mask that is breathable and doesn’t create issue with them seeing while walking door to door.
  • Select a costume that is bathroom friendly, nothing stinks more than being out trick or treating and your youngster can’t get out of the costume to go potty.
  • Well fitted shoes for long distance walking and glow sticks to illuminate your youngster will be a vitally important part of the costume.
  • You can purchase reflective vests, reflective stickers or other similar items that will shine when the car headlights hit your youngster. Also be sure to stock up on glow stick necklaces and bracelets.

Happily Blended Features Halloween Trick or Treating Tips for Youngsters

Halloween Candy Rules

  • Your youngster should be educated on the dangers of eating candy from strangers, it’s funny we spend all year telling our kids not to take candy from strangers then once a year we go begging for it while trick or treating.
  • Be sure to let the youngsters know that they cannot eat any of the trick or treating candy while out and about, that an adult must check it over before they consume it.

Have fun Trick or Treating

While it is important to be safe while out trick or treating this Halloween season with your youngster, remember that it’s all about the fun. This time of year it’s great to start planning your Halloween costumes as a family and get out together trick or treating to have some fun!

What are your plans for Halloween? Do you go out trick or treating with the kids?

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19 Comments

  1. We go trick or treating around our neighborhood. We have met most of our neighbors and know them well, so I feel safe taking my daughter around. I like the glow stick idea. I will have to do that this year. We also check all the candy before we let our daughter eat any.

  2. Great tips! Halloween is so much fun…yet it really does go against much of what we teach our kids, from not taking candy from strangers to walking in the streets at nighttime! Great tip about finding a costume that makes it easy for a kid to remove to use the bathroom. I suppose it only takes one time of that happening and one would never forget again, but better to avoid it in the first place!

  3. I always go Trick-or-Treating with my son. Sometimes I get to dress up as well to match him. This year, the plan is definitely to stay local; our neighborhood is full of kids!

  4. I love the idea to be bathroom friendly. As soon as we get littles into costumes, someone has to go to the bathroom.

  5. Our neighborhood is usually packed when it comes to trick or treaters on Halloween. We usually run out of candy really early. I know one year we ran out and the streets were so packed with cars that we couldn’t get out to buy any more candy!

  6. I always made sure the kids did not wear a mask when they went out trick or treating. It is to hard to see with one on. These are great tips. I love to see all the kids dressed up.

  7. We have been talking about costumes already. We like to make our costumes so we need to get an early start. These are great tips. I make sure the kids have a flashing clip on light attached to the back.

  8. These are all wonderful tips. I can’t believe that Halloween will be here before you know it. I always make sure my girls are with me since they’re young yet, but when they get older these tips will come in handy.

  9. These tips are really good. It’s important that kids get taught these things before they go out, I know my parents taught me some of these when I was little.

  10. Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. I like to throw a party and go all out for it. These are great tips for trick or treating.

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