Oh, the fun of dressing up, staying out late and raking in a bagful of candy! Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year! But it can also be one of the most dangerous if we aren’t careful. To help keep your sweet goblins and princesses safe, TOC has a few suggestions to consider.
- It’s dark, so make sure cars can see you. Play it safe by using flashlights and wearing reflective clothing. And kids love glow sticks! Use them as necklaces, bracelets and tiaras.
- Don’t cross in the middle of the street. Children are most likely to be struck by a car when they cross the middle of the street than at a corner or intersection. Plan out your walking route before leaving home, and try not to cross streets or walk in the middle of streets. It will eliminate the chance of a driver not seeing you.
- Check the candy! The age old advice of not eating any candy that appears to have been opened or tampered with is one that should be heeded. By checking that candy, you also have the opportunity to ‘borrow’ of few of those pieces for yourself.
- Have FUN!! We don’t get many opportunities to have unabashed fun with the kids. So have fun with them and your neighbors!
And, remember, if there happens to be a fall or a scrape, TOC Quick Care Clinics are open to help care for your favorite little ghoul.