Halloween is almost here! Before your kids go trick or treating, check out these tips from The American Academy of Pediatrics to help them have a healthy and happy Halloween!
- Plan costumes that are bright and reflective or consider adding reflective tape for greater visibility.
- Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.
- Consider non-toxic make-up and decorative hats as safer alternatives to masks.
- Remove tripping hazards around your home, check outdoor lights, and restrain pets.
- Always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review their route and agree on a specific time they will return home.
- Send flashlights with everyone.
- Only go to homes with a porch light on.
- Never enter a home or car for a treat.
- Stay in a group, remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
- Only cross the street in established crosswalks, never cross between parked cars or out of driveways.
- Give your child a good meal before parties and trick or treating.
- Have your child wait to eat any candy until you have a chance to check treats. Tampering is rare, but it can happen.
By following these tips, you can help your kids have a SAFE, HEALTHY, AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN! If you have any questions or need any help with your children’s health, contact The Pediatric Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho or Rigby, Idaho. Our board certified physicians are 100% dedicated to the health and well-being of your child and we treat each and every child under our care as one of our own!
Some content provided by The American Academy of Pediatrics @healthychildren.org.