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October 30, 2023

9 Trick or Treating Safety Tips: A Spooktacular Guide for Parents

By Bumo

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Halloween is right around the corner, and we know how excited your little ghosts and goblins are to hit the streets in search of delicious treats. At Bumo, we always put your family’s safety first, which is why we’ve put together a list of spooktacular safety tips to ensure your trick-or-treating adventure is a howling success.

9 Trick or Treating Safety Tips

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1. Plan Your Route

Before embarking on your Halloween quest, plan a route in advance. Stick to well-lit streets, and make sure to visit neighborhoods you’re familiar with. You can also use various apps and websites that provide information on safe and family-friendly trick-or-treating areas.

Use apps like Find My, Life 360, and Nextdoor

2. Choose the Right Costume

While creativity is encouraged, it’s important to ensure your child’s costume is safe. Opt for costumes that are flame-resistant and bright in color or add reflective tape to increase visibility. Masks should have proper ventilation and clear visibility, or you can choose face paint as a safer alternative.

3. Accompany Younger Children

For younger trick-or-treaters, it’s a good idea for parents or guardians to accompany them. For older kids who want to go out with friends, make sure they travel in a group, have a fully charged phone, and agree on a curfew.

4. Be Cautious Around Strangers

Remind your kids never to enter a stranger’s home or accept rides from unknown individuals. If someone offers homemade treats, it’s best to politely decline. Stick to the tried and true pre-packaged candy.

5. Stay Well-Lit

Carry flashlights or glow sticks to keep your group visible to passing cars. This not only enhances safety but adds an extra layer of spookiness to the adventure.

6. Examine Candy Before Consumption

When the candy haul is complete, examine it thoroughly. Check for any signs of tampering or opened wrappers. It’s essential to ensure that all treats are safe to eat.

7. Use Crosswalks and Walk Safely

Always use crosswalks and obey traffic signals. Teach your children to look both ways before crossing streets and to never dart out from between parked cars.

8. Communicate Your Route

If your child is old enough to go out on their own, make sure you know their planned route and have a set time for them to return home. Have them carry a cell phone for easy communication.

9. Have Fun and Be Respectful

Above all, Halloween should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Teach your kids to be respectful to others and to have fun in a safe and considerate way. Remember to be courteous to homeowners, and always say “thank you.”

We hope these tips help you and your family have a safe and spooktacular Halloween. At Bumo, your happiness and well-being are our top priorities. So, have a BOO-tiful time trick or treating, and may your Halloween be filled with laughter, memories, and lots of treats! 🎃👻

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