Safe Halloween Tips


It's hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner. In my office this week. there's been a lot of excitement with my pediatric patients, and their parents, in what their costumes will be for Halloween. Now, before you start planning those Fall and Halloween parties and Trick-Or-Treat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines thirteen tips to make your festivities fun and healthy. The full list is on the CDC website, but I'll outline just a few below.

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone: Walk in groups or with trusted adult
  • Reflective Tape: Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you
  • Beware of Choking Hazards: Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating
  • Flashlight: Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you
  • Look Both Ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks whenever possible
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats: Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers
  • Tobacco Free Events: Make your Halloween activities Smoke Free and tobacco free events