Halloween is this Friday so it’s important to keep everyone safe!
Here are a few tips:
– Keep scissors and knives away from children when carving pumpkins. It sounds like common sense but it’s a potential issue that can cause harm rather quickly!
– You may want to use markers, stickers, glitter, glue paint instead.
– Watch the candles! Make sure that candles are placed correctly, on a flat surface, and away from the kids!
– If you plan to Trick or Treat once it becomes dark, you may want to consider bright and unique costumes so that you can keep an eye on your kiddos.
– Avoid pointy or large props that can be a safety hazard.
– Masks may be hard to avoid but if you do use them, make sure they fit appropriately and are not loose to avoid it from obstructing your child’s view.
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– Set the rules and stay together!
– Choose safe and known neighborhoods.
– Make sure an adult is supervising at all times!
– You may want to add some sort of identifier on your child (i.e. name, phone number) just in case they get separated from the group.
– Make sure to inspect all candy and gifts for safety!
– We have to think of other people’s safety as well.
– Make sure the front of your home is well-lit and clear of any items that may cause tripping.
– Keep pets in a safe place and away from the front door.
– You may want to consider safe non-edible treats for the kids. If you do decide to hand out edible treats, you may want to set up a stash of nut-free items for those kiddos that may have an allergy!
Laura Soto, D.O.
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