Temperature Check: 7 Tips to Safer Trick-or-Treating!


For children, Halloween is one of the best days of the year. However, if children and parents aren’t careful trick-or-treating can be dangerous. Here at NCHS, we want our community to have a safe and happy Halloween. Here are a few trick-or-treating tips to help keep you and your family safe this All Hallow’s Eve.

Plan your route in advance

Trick-or-treating can often take you farther than you anticipated, which can cause sore legs and frustration. Mapping out your trick-or-treating route before leaving the house puts you in control of where you go. Make sure you stick to streets that you and your family are familiar with.

Wear comfy shoes

Trick-or-treating consists of a lot of walking. Make sure you and your family are wearing comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Double check that your child’s shoes are tied tight to avoid tripping.

Stay well-lit

Always keep a flashlight on you while walking around at night. It’ll help keep that path lit and ensure that your family is seen by drivers on the road.

Make sure all costumes fit well

Along with wearing comfy shoes, you want to make sure that all costumes fit well. You want to hem any costume that might be too long to prevent tripping.

Avoid Masks

Masks can make it difficult for your child to see and breathe. If possible, skip the mask and use costume make-up to complete the look.

Use flexible props

They’re a few costumes out there that aren’t complete without their sword or another weapon. In this case, make sure the prop is plastic to prevent injury to your child or their friends.

Check your child’s candy

When sorting through your child’s candy, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks like it has been opened.