Dress for the Weather.
No one really wants to cover up their costume, but if your child gets cold halfway through the night, they’ll be disappointed when they have to cut their trip short.
Visit familiar neighborhoods.
Some parents I know opt to take their children to Trunk or Treats, rather than walk around the neighborhood. However, some still enjoy the exciting of the stroll around the neighborhood in the dark. It’s best to be familiar with the houses you visit.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Avoid heels or shoes with strings or straps that can come loose and trip your child.
Wear reflective tape/use flashlights
Invest in reflective tape and add to your child’s costume to make sure they are seen by others. It’s also a good idea to carry a flashlight or a glow stick.
Be mindful of your child’s costume.
Make sure your child’s costume is not so long that it drags on the ground. They could become entangle din it and fall. Use makeup instead of masks, too.
Avoid costume props, if possible.
Some costumes just don’t’ work without a sword or broomstick, but if you can talk your child into leaving it at home, it will makes things a lot easier for you.
Check your child’s candy.
This should go without saying, but always check your children’s candy. Throw away candy that is not in its original wrapper or if it looks like it’s been opened.