Halloween is an exciting time for kids, and to ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
- To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove anything from the porch or front yard that a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
- Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.
- A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
- Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
- Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters to stay in a group and remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
- A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
- Wait until children are home to sort and check treats.
- Try to ration treats for the days following Halloween.
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