Halloween Safety Tips

Dr. Savant with halloween safety tipsHalloween is a fun Fall ritual that both children and adults enjoy. But traipsing around in a costume in the dark brings with it some risk.

Here are some tips to keep Halloween safe for you and your children.

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When choosing a costume, pick something that is flame retardant and short enough to avoid tripping. Wear natural masks drawn or painted on from cosmetics rather than a loose fitting mask or other eyewear that could obstruct vision or breathing. Remove the cosmetic mask at bedtime with cold cream to avoid skin irritation from too long of an exposure and from soap. Avoid sharp objects that could be a hazard to eyes and other body parts. All accessories like knives and swords should be made from soft materials.

Since there will be lots more people on streets there are some important things to remember regarding road safety. Use reflective tape on costumes and carry a flashlight. Wear well-fitting shoes. High heels would not be a good choice if you will be walking a lot. Look both ways before crossing the street and, if you are expecting trick-or-treaters keep your entryway free of obstructions.

Treats are always one of the most fun parts of Halloween for kids and who hasn’t experienced a post trick-or-treating stomachache. So, with that in mind, parents should inspect all treats and limit the number a child consumes. Think about offering healthy alternatives to candy such as packs of raisins, trail mix, or pretzels. If you have party guests serve a selection of fruit, vegetables, or even cheese.

And finally, use common sense. Small children should trick-or-treat while it’s still light out and always be accompanied by an adult. Don’t dart into the street from between parked cars or hidden alleys. Following these guidelines and those in the attached links will help to ensure that you have a fun and safe Halloween. • About Dr. Savant


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