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Friendly Reminder about Safety Tips for Halloween

The media is difficult to ignore “The (CDC) Centers for Disease and Prevention says that children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than on any other night. That is a scary thought. In an article on Healthfinder.gov it says that the Census Bureau estimates that 40 million children between ages 5 to 14 will be out trick or treating on Halloween night.”

As I read this article, and many like it about the dangers of Halloween, I couldn’t help but think about some of my favorite ghouls, ghosts, princesses, and ninjas and their safety on Halloween. We collected some of the best safety tips to make sure our favorite monsters have a safe and fun Halloween night.

•Avoid Trick or Treating alone on Halloween night. While it’s east to say this to your eight year old, what safety precautions do you have for your twelve year old pre-teen? While it might not be “cool” to have Mom or Dad with you, parents should supervise activities on this dangerous night. What makes this night different than other nights? Would your fifth grader be allowed to roam the streets on a random night?

•Be careful not to have a sense of unrealistic safety because of cell phones. Children in trouble often do not have time to make an emergency phone call. Stay with an adult.

•Fasten reflective tape to costumes to allow drivers to see your children better. Holidays bring out the worst in adult drivers, will your child be seen in their costume?

•Try make up instead of a mask. Masks can fir poorly and cause problems with tripping, falling, and other vision hazards.

•Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.

•Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.

•Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be of soft and flexible material. With that many kids on the streets, avoid these possible hazardous props.

•Have a all treats before eating them. This seems basic, but how many of our kids start snacking while on route for more treats? Candy can be tampered with easily, and a hungry stomach isn’t worth taking the risk. A good meal prior to trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from potentially unsafe Halloween treats.

By taking a few precautions, we can guarantee our kids to have a safe and sweet Halloween.

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