Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Pets

Halloween is in less than two weeks, and we couldn’t be more excited. The candy, the parties, the cute kids and dogs in costumes!! However, if you’re a parent of one of those cute kids or dogs, you should probably remember to play it safe on the 31st.

We don’t want you to worry too much, but here are some things to look out for.

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Kids

  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick when trick-or-treating.
  • Only go to houses that have the porch lights on.
  • Attach Scout to the belt loop or somewhere on your child’s costume.
  • Make sure your kids know to never enter someone’s home.
  • Remind your kids to stay on the sidewalk as much as possible.
  • Check out your kid’s Halloween candy when they get home. Throw out any candy that isn’t prepackaged.
  • Trick-or-treat in groups – NEVER alone.
  • Look for cars when crossing the street.
  • Never ride with strangers in cars.
  • Make sure kids can actually see out of their masks.

Pets

  • Keep candy out of their reach.
  • Watch them around decorations – they could be chewing on something toxic.
  • Keep them inside at night. Set them up a safe and quiet space in a crate or a room.
  • If they are outside, or if they go trick-or-treating with you and your kids, attach the Scout to their collar.
  • Get a light-up or reflective collar if walking them late at night.

There are plenty of things that could go wrong on Halloween, but the good news is – Scout is here to make everything easier. With its GPS & Bluetooth tracking feature, you will always be able to tell exactly where your children and pets are straight from your smartphone.

All you have to do is charge the Scout, attach it to your child’s costume or dog’s collar, and then you’re set. Create custom zones on the Scout map to be alerted on your smartphone whenever the Scout (your child or dog) leaves the designated zone.

It’s not too late to order a Scout and have it be delivered by Halloween. Go to findmyscout.com, or purchase one from Amazon.