Halloween is a great time for children and parents
alike. But, it is important to be
safe. Before shopping for that last
minute costume this weekend, take a look at these safety tips from the American
Academy of Pediatrics.
- Pick costumes that are bright and reflective
- Masks should not impede or block eye sight
- Make sure wigs are flame resistant
- When it comes to the pumpkins, have your children draw the
faces and then you can do the cutting
- Restrain pets so they do not jump or bit a trick-or-treater.
injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind
in a group and communicate where they will be going.
reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
a cellphone for quick communication.
on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
cut across yards or use alleys.
cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local
custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters.
Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
- Law enforcement
authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful
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