I am a Rayovac Ambassador, all opinions are my own.
Halloween is such a fun holiday that young and old love but it is the only holiday where little kids are dressed in dark colors and crossing the street at night and that makes moms nervous. As a mom who still has little ones I am especially nervous about their safety, but with a few deliberate choices you can make Halloween safe and fun for everyone.
Here are 5 Halloween Safety Tips to keep every safe on Halloween:
1. Carry a flashlight. Consider having each child carry a flashlight but at the very least the accompanying adults should have flashlights and have the kids should cross the street with the the flashlight carrying adults. Consider carrying a glow-in-the dark flashlight like the Rayovac Glow in the Dark flashlight (right now get $1 off with promo code GLOWINTHEDARK when ordering from Rayovac.com plus free shipping on orders of $25 or more).
2. Stay in a Group. Make sure your kids are not darting off in every direction, have them stick together in a group especially when crossing the street, a larger group is easier for cars to see.
3. Keep Costumes Safe. Try to incorporate some glow in the dark or light spots on your child’s costume, choose face paint over masks when possible so your child can see better and make sure they are wearing footwear that fits well especially if it is a wet night, those leaves get slippery.
4. Know the Neighborhood. Pick a neighborhood you know for trick or treating and avoid dark houses, around us you put your porch light on to show you are participating.
5. Driver Safety. We try not to drive at all during trick or treat hours but if you must drive be extra vigilant especially in residential areas.
For those of you who want to be really safe and embarrass your children, then dress up like a flashlight with this simple DIY Flashlight costume. Simply cut a semi-circle out of cardboard and tape it to a headband with packing tape, wear all black with the name of your flashlight brand in glow in the dark letters on your shirt and of course carry a flashlight. I had a glow in the dark Rayovac tee but you could use paint or tape to put any name you wanted on your shirt. This is the perfect costume for the accompanying adult who is on safety duty during trick or treat night and loves to embarrass their kids, although mien think it’s awesome and have been wearing the flashlight headband all afternoon!