Halloween has arrived! Many families will be gearing up to hit the streets for trick-or-treating or to attend a local festival on Tuesday night. When taking your ghouls, goblins and superheroes out for the night, NARMC’s Dr. John Leslie reminds families to keep safety in the forefront of their minds.
Halloween safety tips:
Inspect all candy for signs of tampering. Be very suspicious of baked goods, fruit and etc.
Wear a high visibility costume and carry a flashlight with you. Cheap head-lamps are perfect for this along with glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces.
Wear comfortable shoes and avoid costumes with restricted movement of the legs. It will be dark, and easy to trip and fall if you are not careful.
Monitor your child's candy intake. Just because it was given to them doesn't mean that they need to eat it all.
Wear your seat belts while driving. It won't be convenient to put them on in costume, but you are as likely to have an accident on Halloween as any other day.
Parents keep track of your little ones. It will be harder to see at night, plus the kiddos will be in costume. Don't talk to strangers except at the doors of houses with the front porch lights on. Don't attempt to trick or treat where it doesn't look like trick or treating is welcome.
Have a happy and safe Halloween from the NARMC team!