Halloween Safety Tips
For kids, Halloween looms large – a night to stay up late, dress in scary costumes, and
gorge on buckets of candy. But for Mom and Dad – between kids hopped up on sugar
and determined to hit every house within a 10-mile radius – Halloween can turn into a
very long night. How do you keep your little ghouls and goblins safe and sound on the
spookiest night of the year?
Start Off in Style: A pre-trick-or-treating party kicks off the festivities for kids
but also serves a real purpose for parents. It breaks up the agonizing wait for
darkness to hit and also allows parents to serve up healthy snacks so kids don’t
head out on an empty stomach.
Clear the Way: Between pumpkins on the steps, Halloween decorations on
display, and piles of leaves everywhere, just getting to the front door can be a
challenge. Before the big night, take a look at your front walkway and make sure
kids can easily reach your house.
Stress Safety over Spookiness: Sometimes the scariest costumes prove the most
problematic, with capes that drag on the ground, ill-fitting masks that cover
kids’ eyes, and an overabundance of dark colors. Ensure kids can walk without
tripping, opt for make-up over masks, and place reflective tape on costumes to
No Magic Age: Whether or not it’s OK for kids to head out on Halloween without
Mom and Dad depends solely on the maturity of each child, if older siblings will
be along, and how far they plan to meander. Typically, kids begin going out with
a big group of friends and just in the immediate neighborhood around sixth
grade – but limit the time and insist they stay in touch via cell phones.
Out & About: Give younger kids some autonomy by letting them go up to houses
alone while you remain on the sidewalk. Kids of all ages should only approach
well-lit, welcoming homes. And on a night filled with sticky candy, pumpkin
carving and more, don’t forget to take along Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipe
Travel Packs to ensure hands stay clean on the go.
Check the Loot: Make sure kids know to bring candy home first for inspection
before sampling -- no eating on the go! For kids with allergies, braces, or other
dietary restrictions, have a discussion beforehand so they understand the rules
still apply and can choose, for example, chocolate bars over candy with nuts and
The product: Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes are great at getting kids and adults out of sticky situations. We all know how messy things can get at Halloween with the candy and goodies and outdoor play. You can prevent germs and stickiness in one step by keeping Wet Ones on hand.
What we thought: I seriously keep Wet Ones everywhere I go. I have a canister in my car for messy fingers when we're traveling. I have the Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipe Travel Packs in my purse at all times. And I usually have 1 or 2 of the singles in my purse, my son's backpack, and his lunch bag. They are handy and keep things clean. (I'm a bit of a germaphobe.) So I always give Wet Ones a big two thumbs up. They are great to have around at all times. Every mom should take advantage of the variety and availability of them.
Where to buy: Wet Ones are available in stores everywhere.
*Disclaimer: I will be receiving samples of this product in exchange for my thoughts and review. All opinions are my own.*