Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of Energizer and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. #PoweringSafety
Halloween is quickly approaching, I can’t believe it. We already have the kid’s costumes chosen and I have already been practicing my best Anna and Elsa french braids. Last year my girls decided they wanted to start giving out candy so I think we’ll do that again and then we go around the neighborhood ourselves to get as much goodies as possible. Our streets are well lit but it’s still so important to us that our children are safe while we’re waking around at night and that’s why we have teamed up with Energizer this year to share a few important Halloween safety tips.
Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips:
- 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.
- Keep a 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:
Energizer® LED 2 in 1 light Fusion Flashlights – Compact and versatile, Energizer Light Fusion Technology products are convenient, water resistant and provide impressively bright long lasting light—easily seen by drivers and other pedestrians.
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!
- Pick the right costume. Choose lightly colored costumes, while avoiding head-to-toe darkselections. 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.
— Every princess wants a complete costume from head to toe but after about 2 blocks in those fancy plastic heeled shoes, I can tell you first hand, you’ll start to hear the complaining. I use to buy special shoes for Halloween costumes but now I have learned to just have the kids wear their normal tennis shoes. It’s okay that they don’t match the costume. The shows are broken in and comfortable and that’s all that matters. To me, Halloween isn’t a fashion show so beauty does not need to come before comfort, especially in the case of children.
- Find 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.
- Walk, 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.
— We’ve had our shares of trips over the years and it seems like every time it happens the rest of the night is practically ruined. Kendall crying, the “I can’t walk anymore” stuff so then daddy has to carry a child and then he’s grumpy. That’s all avoidable if kids practice walking and having a light nearby so everyone can see if there is an uneven patch of sidewalk up ahead.
How do you stay safe at Halloween? Share your best tips for #PoweringSafety below!