There may be ghouls and goblins, but Halloween doesn’t have to be scary for your family! Here’s a few tips to keep your little ones safe this year.

  1. If you’re headed outside, grab some glow sticks or flashlights. Little kids and dark roads are not a good combination. Give drivers an extra heads up about where everyone is walking by having everyone in your group carry glow sticks or flashlights when you’re out at night.
  2. Be extra careful driving through neighborhoods on Halloween! Kids move fast and can dart into the street on in between parked cars in the blink of an eye. If you’re on the road on Halloween, take extra time backing out of your driveway, be sure to drive slowly down crowded streets, and get rid of distractions like your phone so you can focus on the road.
  3. Check your candy for allergens. If your child has any food allergies, be hyper-vigilant about reading labels to make sure your kiddo doesn’t eat the wrong thing. If an allergic reaction happens, Texas Emergency Care Center is fully equipped to help—and open 24 hours!
  4. Coronavirus is still a problem across the nation, but that doesn’t mean it needs to put a damper on Halloween festivities! Keep group gatherings small, and consider events like trunk-or-treat as an alternative to going door-to-door. You could also host socially distant events like pumpkin carving, a virtual costume contest, or a movie night at home with your family.