4 Tips For A Safe Halloween

Three Children In Halloween Costumes Trick Or Treating

Halloween can be one of the most enjoyable nights of the year for children. Dressing up, going house to house in search of candy, staying up late watching scary movies, kids often look forward to Halloween night for the entire year. However, if you don’t follow the proper safety precautions, the night can quickly turn bad. Below are a few safety tips to follow to ensure your child has a safe, fun Halloween night.

Be with an adult or group

If your child is under the age of 12, an adult should supervise him or her when trick or treating. Because children often venture into unfamiliar neighborhoods, it’s important to have adult supervision at all times. If your child is old enough to go without supervision, they should stay in neighborhoods they know and remain in a group throughout the night. Children should never venture off by themselves.

Practice walking safety

Before your kids go out for the night, remind them of best practices when walking around the neighborhood. Children should always cross the street at corners and look left, right and left again when crossing. All electronics should also be put down when crossing a street so there are no distractions.

Keep costumes safe

If possible, decorate your child’s costume with reflective tape, stickers and light colors. Incorporating glow sticks or having your child carry a flashlight is also a smart move. Finally, be sure your child’s costume fits properly so he or she is not at risk of tripping or falling throughout the evening.

Drive extra cautiously

If you are driving on Halloween night, slowing down is essential. Take an extra second or two to look around when at an intersection and always enter your driveway or alley slower than normal. Most kids like to trick or treat from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, so it’s important to be especially alert during those hours.

If your child suffers an injury of any kind on Halloween night, consider taking them to Medical City Children’s Urgent Care. At Medical City Children’s Hospital Urgent Care, our doctors are highly qualified and will treat your child with the utmost care. You can even check in online at medicalcityurgentcare.com!

Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you or your child.

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Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you or your child.