Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to your child’s safety. From candy to costumes, Halloween is supposed to be fun but it can pose some risks.
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson joins KING 5 to share some tips on how to keep your kids safe on Halloween.
ER trips for sports more frequent than for injuries
Kids injured most as pedestrians
Twice as likely to be hit by car than any other day of year
Be seen on Halloween!
Teens need reminders about street safety
Avoid costumes that obscure vision
Ensure costume safe for walking/running
Use lights, flashlights, and reflectors
Make sure the costume fits so it doesn’t cause tripping
Eat dinner prior to trick-or-treating
Set limits and rules ahead of time for candy
Designate a plan for candy for the week thereafter
Consider the “switch witch” in 1 week