Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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The attorneys at the law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Halloween. The attached link provides helpful information on keeping our children safe.

HealthyChildren.org – Halloween Safety Tips

Alonso Krangle would like everyone to have a safe by following these helpful Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

While Trick-or-Treating

  • Always escort young trick-or-treating children.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Stay in groups, and supply each group with a cell phone for easy communication.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk of well-lit streets. Never cut across yards.
  • Always watch out for cars on the road, both moving and stationary. You never know when a driver may make a sudden move.
  • Agree on a specific time when older children should return home.
  • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.
  • Notify law enforcement authorities of any suspicious activity.

Costumes

  • Wear bright costumes or add reflective tape. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Wear face paint rather than masks.
  • Make sure all costume “weapons” are dull and will not hurt children.
  • Use flashlights with fresh batteries for children and escorts.

Home Safety

  • Remove trip hazards, like garden hoses, bikes, and lawn decorations.
  • Replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Restrain pets.

Pumpkin Carving Safety

  • Use a glow stick or battery-operated light rather than candles inside pumpkins.
  • Don’t allow young children to carve pumpkins.
  • Place lit pumpkins on a sturdy table or surface.

Protect Your Children’s Health

  • Do not allow children to consume candy while on the trail. Wait until you come home to sort through candy and check for signs of tampering.
  • Throw away unwrapped, suspicious, and spoiled items.
  • Ration treats so that children do not consume their candy all at once.
  • Feed children a healthy meal before sending them trick-or-treating.
  • Add non-food items to your goodie selection to promote healthy habits.

(American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2013 http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/Halloween-Safety-Tips.aspx)