Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with the kids. There’s something magical to kids about the Halloween season between finding the right pumpkin, decorating the house with “BOO” banners & decorative pumpkins, & getting ready for the big day. In my kid’s eyes, preparing for Halloween means finding the perfect costume and making sure that their trick or treat buckets are big enough to hold all the candy. Oh, and checking our own Halloween bowl making sure that we aren’t short on candy either ready to pass out to fellow friends in the neighborhood.
For parents (including myself), preparing for Halloween isn’t quite so easy!
- Oh no, we can’t find the perfect costume which means it’s time to attempt our first DIY costume that will only be worn one night!
- Oh no, the costume you wanted yesterday isn’t the costume that you want today?
- Oh no, all that Halloween candy I bought somehow has disappeared & I promise I wasn’t the only one sneaking candy bars at nap time.
- Oh no, you mean I have to make three dozen ghost shaped cookies by tomorrow for the class party?
Yes, we know that with the fun & joy that Halloween bring to families, there are also stresses that come with it & we often forget some of the most important things to remember. So as you head into the Halloween season, we wanted to make sure to share some very important tips on how to stay safe this Halloween. The following Halloween Safety Tips brought to you by Energizer are a great reminder & refresher to read before you head out for trick or treating on Halloween.
trick-or-treat route ahead of time. Create a route that avoids major
intersections, but does have safe crosswalks and sidewalks. If there are no
sidewalks, be sure to walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Always
look both ways before crossing any street.
new ways to celebrate the holiday. Seek out neighborhood
“trunk-or-treats” as alternatives to traditional door-to-door
trick-or-treating. These events are great for younger children or in
neighborhoods that might be difficult to navigate on Halloween night.
portable light on hand (or head). As the sun sets, you don’t want to be
caught in the dark. Energizer
portable lights ensure you’re ready to hit the streets on Halloween night:
Headlights – Powerful Energizer LED headlights are lightweight and convenient – perfect for
keeping hands free. That way, you may hold your child’s hand, while their other
clutches the ever-important candy container. The headlight can even add to or
be a part of a costume!
the right costume. Choose
lightly colored costumes, while avoiding head-to-toe dark selections. Make sure
the costume fits properly and shoes are comfortable. If possible, avoid masks
and opt for face paint so that vision is not impaired.
don’t run. Take your time and walk; don’t run from house to house on
Halloween night. Use Energizer
portable lights to be aware of decorations or other obstructions in yard and on
sidewalks to avoid trips and falls.
selective. Only visit well-lit houses and avoid stopping at dark
houses. Remind your children to stay in groups and never accept rides from
strangers or enter homes without a parent or guardian.
your devices. Make sure to charge cell phone and ensure that your flashlight
has fresh batteries. Energizer®
MAX® with Power Seal Technology is long-lasting and no leaks guaranteed*. Use
your cell phone for necessary communications (and adorable photos), otherwise
keep it in a purse or pocket to avoid distractions.
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So as you head out on Halloween night with your kids in tow for that special moment that they have been waiting for all month long, please stay safe & have fun with these awesome tips!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood. As always, all opinions are my own.