Keep kids safe this Halloween by avoiding the most common injuries that bring little ones to the emergency departments: falls, burns from flammable costumes, injuries from collisions with vehicles and eye injuries from sharp objects. Follow the tips below for a Halloween of all treats - no tricks!
See and be seen
Trick-or-treat in well-lit familiar areas with sidewalks.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends all children 12 and younger be accompanied by an adult while walking door-to-door.
Masks impair vision. Consider using a properly fitted hat with nontoxic makeup as an alternative.
Use flashlights, headlamps, costumes with reflective tape and reflective bracelets to ensure visibility to drivers.
Always look both ways before crossing a street, alleyway or driveway.
Consider trick-or-treating in a group and before dark.
Never enter a home or care for a treat. Only visit homes with a porch light on.
Cross streets at corners, using crosswalks. Avoid darting between or behind parked cars.