Here are some simple tips to hopefully make Halloween a safe and fun day for your child. I am a believer that you are never too old and if your child enjoys the joy of this holiday, then you should partake in the way that feels right for you.
- Look for the teal pumpkin at homes so if your child should not have candy, so you know the home will have a choice that works for you
- Go out earlier, while you still have a little light and have a plan of the route you will go.
- Check your local malls that may offer indoor store to store options. this may be more contained and well lit
- Check local churches for functions like Trunk Or Treats, they can also be more contained and time limited
- Keep costumes simple and comfortable. It is important not to have something that may be itchy or have to many parts that your child may feel overwhelmed. When shopping or creating, think about if it will be something you can easily help your child if they need it.
- If you are staying home with your child, consider keeping candy or treats on the porch, or have someone sit outside. The bell ringing over and over, could be an issue for your child.
- If you are staying home, make some popcorn and watch some Halloween shows. We love Charlie Brown.