Halloween safety for kids

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by DR. WENDY SUE SWANSON

KING5.com

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

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.

 

Halloween Safety:

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

 

Costumes:

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

 

Healthier Halloween

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

 

Links:

Safe Kids report on Halloween Safety

Tips for a more nutritious Halloween

Halloween safety tips from American Academy of Pediatrics

 

More about Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson: Facebook | Twitter:@SeattleMamaDoc | Read Her Blog

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