Halloween is special for many reasons, one of them being the cute and sometimes cutely spooky trick-or-treaters who come knocking on your door.

Even as you enjoy their visit, make sure you keep your home safe and attractive for them to reach you. Welcome the little ones with care and joy.

  1. Check The Pathway

Of course, the excited bunch will come racing to your doorstep, and the first thing you should check for is any chance of an accidental fall, or spots that could cause potential injury.

Tip: Inspect your yard, driveway, walkway, porch and all areas leading up to the front door and look for spots where kids can potentially slip or get hurt. Make repairs or take preventive measures.

  1. Adequate Lighting

Halloween means lots of interesting lights, and even though they may not be too bright, you have to make sure that the path leading up to your front door is well-lit.

Tip: String up fairy lights and smaller temporary lights that will keep the pathway lit up, and make it safe and easy for kids to see properly and walk carefully. Also, make sure there are no wires hanging around where kids may trip.

  1. Keep Your Pets At A Safe Distance

While kids love pets, there may be some who are scared of yours, especially the younger kids.

Tip: Keep your pet on leash and inside the home. If the trick-or-treaters do want to touch or play with your pet, you can always let them do so.

  1. Be Wary Of Any Flammable Decorations

Some decorations may look perfect but have a safety hazard of being flammable. Avoid using them in the first place.

Tip: Take a look at all your decorations, including paper lanterns, leaves and such that can pose a potential fire hazard. Make sure you keep them away from any source of fire and do not have any lighted fire outside or near your walkway.

  1. Keep The Candies Ready

While the first priority is to ensure that your trick-or-treaters reach your doorstep safe, the second important thing is to make sure they walk away happy and satisfied.

Tip: Keep lots of safe, and tried and tested candy ready for those cute visitors.

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A pregnancy & babycare writer as well as wellness believer, Debolina is always trying to bring in health and wellness into her family’s, especially her kids’, lives. With a Master’s degree in English literature, she has worked with several mothercare and babycare brands. In her free time, she helps with campaigns that work towards promoting the health and well-being of women and babies. Her experiences as a mother help her talk about busy modern-day parenting and its changing trends.