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Trick-or-treating with a toddler can sometimes seem a bit more like a trick than a treat. 

Toddlers are just starting to get old enough to enjoy trick-or-treating, but going out with a little one can be a bit of a challenge. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to make the entire experience more fun for your whole family! The child care experts at our day care center in Fairfield have come up with this list of tips for trick-or-treating with your toddler:

#1. Select the right costume. 

There are so many cute costumes out there for toddlers, but you should make sure to keep things simple. Don’t dress your child up in something that has itchy fabric or an elaborate mask or hat that they won’t want to wear anyway. You should also make it a point to pick a warmer costume or incorporate a jacket or a coat into their costume.

#2. Make sure that you are visible. 

Whether or not you are intending to go out after dark or not, it’s better to always be prepared. Put some reflective tape on your toddler’s costume or jacket, and be sure to bring a small flashlight with you when you go out.

#3. Bring a wagon!

Young children can’t always handle all of the walking involved in trick-or-treating, so it’s always a good idea to bring a wagon along, especially if you are trick-or-treating with older children who won’t want to wrap it up early.

Would you like to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!