Stay Safe this Halloween!

Are you gearing up for Halloween? It’s coming up quick! It really doesn’t matter what age you are, most people of all ages can have fun on Halloween! Costume contests, lots of candy, pumpkin carving and dressing your little ones up in adorable costumes – it’s just a fun time. Unfortunately, though, Halloween is also known for the accidents that can occur. We wanted to share with you some tips provided by the CDC to help make sure that your Halloween night goes smoothly and accident-free.

Trick or Treating and Costume Safety Tips

1.       Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
2.       Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
3.       Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
4.       Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
5.       Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
6.       Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
7.       Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
8.       Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
9.       Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
10.   Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.11.   Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
12.   Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Party Tips

  1. Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
  2. Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  3. Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
  4. Keep candle-lit jack o’lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  5. Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

It would be a great idea to speak with your children about the rules of Halloween and this list of safety tips so they know how to avoid getting hurt. We hope you all have a fun and safe time this Halloween!

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Online Source: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

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