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No Tricks just Treats this Halloween!

A special time for fun for all family members calls for a few friendly reminders to stay safe and enjoy the festivities. The Child Injury Prevention Alliance suggests some of the following tips.

Tips for Parents

  • Make sure to have a flashlight handy.
  • Be sure your child’s costume is big enough to be worn over warm clothes but isn’t so long he could trip.
  • Bright, colorful costumes that can be seen easily by drivers are best. Choose costume accessories and props that are flame resistant.
  • Shoes should be comfortable and safe for walking.
  • Stick with make-up or face paint for finishing touches to a costume—wigs and masks could block your child’s vision.
  • Use sidewalks and only cross streets at crosswalks or well lighted intersections. Pedestrian safety is one of the most important concerns on Halloween.
  • Try to finish trick-or-treating before dark. Safe Treats
  • Check all candy before letting your child eat it. Throw away candy that is not properly wrapped.
  • Children should only eat homemade treats if you know and trust the person who made them.
  • Some items, such as gum, nuts, hard candies, seeds or toys with small parts, can be choking hazards. Keep these away from young children.

AOK ER will x-ray candy free of charge October 31 through November 1, 2014. Open 24/7, the AOK Emergency room can treat all major and minor emergencies. 713-465-0911

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