Halloween is such a fun and exciting holiday for kids, and even for adults! It’s a great day filled with creative costumes, delicious treats, and spooky stories. From the costumes to the candy, Halloween is a day filled with fun. Make sure that this Halloween stays spooktacularly safe with some simple safety tips.


If you’re getting your child dressed up for a night of trick-or-treating, make sure their costume has something reflective so that they can be seen at night. It’s also wise to make sure their costume is flame-retardant, meaning it does not burn easily.

If your child’s costume involves a mask or beard, make sure that they can breathe properly. To avoid visibility, or choking issues, swap that face mask for face paint. Not only is face painting more fun, but it’s a safer option.

Young children should also have some sort of name tag on the outside, or on the tag of their costume. Avoid oversized costumes or costumes with items that drag on the floor to avoid slips, trips, and falls.


If you have younger children, under the age of 12 then you should always accompany them throughout the neighborhood. If you have older children, make sure you know what route they are taking and set appropriate curfew times. Make sure they select homes that are well lit. Halloween is known to have a large amount of pedestrian injuries, it’s important to keep your trick-or-treaters safe.  It’s always a good idea to carry flashlights, with fresh batteries.

The AAP, provides a helpful list of additional tips, here.


Have you ever taken your kids out trick or treating and come back home with aching feet? You’re not alone. Sometimes going trick or treating after work can exacerbate aching feet, backs, and hips. However, you don’t have to be fatigued in the first place. MEGAComfort insoles are dual layer memory foam insoles that are clinically designed to reduce pain and fatigue. Adding a pair of insoles to your work shoes, and Halloween costume is the perfect way to make each day, including Halloween, less spooky for your body. Adding them to your costume may give you more energy than your youngest kids!

Keeping it Healthy

You may laugh when we say healthy and Halloween in one line but there are some tricks to help make treating more healthful. Make sure your trick-or-treaters are well fed before they venture out. This will make candy slightly less appealing. You can also make candy sorting a fun event at home! Together you can decide how to portion out candy throughout the next few weeks or months. You can also toss spoiled goods. Another great idea is handing out non-candy goods to kids. You could pass out halloween stickers or pencils, you may just become the new favorite house on the block (at least for parents).

We hope you have a MEGAHappy Halloween and keep your ghouls, goblins, super heroes and princesses safe this season. If you have more ideas for Halloween safety, share in the comment section below.