Health Tip: Have a Spooky, Yet Safe Halloween
(HealthDay News) -- Before you let your little goblins out of
the home for trick-or-treating this year, make sure they're safe
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
Halloween safety suggestions:
- Ensure that any accessories that resemble weapons (such as
plastic swords) are flexible and short.
- Make sure costumes fit properly to avoid trips and falls.
- Instruct children to follow all traffic rules and stay on the
- Don't let children trick-or-treat without an adult or group of
- Apply reflective tape to costumes and candy bags so drivers are
able to see children. Kids also should carry a flashlight.
- Inspect children's candy before they eat it to make sure there
are no choking or tampering hazards.
- Put a limit on how much candy your child can eat.
- Make sure your child understands to enter a home only if he or
she knows the owner well.
- Be sure your child wears a flame-retardant costume.
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