Safety is every parent’s top priority on Halloween, and there are plenty of things you can do to stay safe while trick-or-treating.

Halloween is a magical time of the year. The leaves are beautiful, the air is crisp and those pumpkin spiced lattes are calling your name, but unfortunately, Halloween can also be a dangerous time of the year. That’s why, in our Fairfield child care expert’s last blog, we went over a few Halloween safety tips. Here are a few more:

#4. Dress your child in a bright costume.

Any time you plan on walking around after dark, you need to make sure that you and your child are both wearing colors that make you easily visible, and Halloween is no exception. To make your child’s costume more visible, you could glue or sew a few reflectors onto it. It’s also a smart idea to choose a costume that is either white or a bright, neon color.

#5. Go out trick-or-treating earlier.

If your child is young, it may be best to go trick-or-treating before dark. Older kids typically go out later, and going out before dark could help you to avoid the rush. Also, small children may not understand the light-heartedness of Halloween, and they may be less afraid if you take them trick-or-treating before it gets dark out.

#6. Stay in for Halloween.

There is no rule that says that you have to go trick-or-treating. One of the best ways to celebrate Halloween is by watching a family fun movie, like Hocus Pocus or Hotel Transylvania, and handing out candy at home.

Make safety a top priority this Halloween, and if you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our day care center in Fairfield!