Remember when mom and dad sorted through all of your candy? I think they were secretly keeping their favorite candy for themselves! My parents even kept the apples so I didn’t bite into one that had a razor blade inside.
Don’ forget to wear reflective tape and hold hands while crossing the street. More injuries happen from car accidents on Halloween than people harmed with tainted candy.
If your child is going to a special party without you make sure you have a Halloween password to make sure your child can say safe. Sometimes a child’s inner radar can go off alerting them to danger and they don’t quite know how to explain that to you.
Understand that your toddler doesn’t understand the difference between pretend and real. Even if you tell them something isn’t real, bloody, dead, or evil, they may not be able to believe you.
Don’t over do it. As adults, we want to cram as much fun into a night as we can. Toddler bodies can react poorly to being kept out at night and fed a bunch of sugar. Toddlers don’t have a concept of time, so when the night is over after just an hour, they don’t know if they have been cheated out of more Halloween fun.