Halloween Safety Tips

This holiday weekend we encourage all our patients to have a safe Halloween weekend. While holidays like this mean fun activities, costumes, and yummy treats, it’s also a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical and focus on safety.

We have put together some tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

  • Make sure swords, knives, and other costume accessories are short, soft and flexible.
  • Try to avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Put reflective tape on costumes and bags to ensure that drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them Limit the amount of treats you wait.
  • Take a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Make sure you walk and don’t run from house-to-house.
  • When putting on make-up for a costume always test a small area first. Remove make-up before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Beware of decorative contact lenses. They could cause serious eye injury.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips or falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats by strangers.
  • Never enter a home unless it’s a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses and never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never get too close to lit candles or luminaries and be sure to wear a flame-resistant costume.


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