When In Doubt, Throw It Out

This is just one of the Halloween Safety tips from Donna Bucciarelli, a registered nurse at Safety City U.S.A. and Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak.

As parents, we can take steps to teach our children how to stay safe during the annual night of tricks and treats. We need to also make sure that we’re providing a safe experience for the little (and big) ones knocking at our door.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Keep the pumpkin carving to adults. Let kids join in by drawing the faces.
  2. Keep decorations off paths.
  3. Cross streets only at intersections.
  4. Make yourself (and kids) visible with a flashlight, glowstick or reflective tape.
  5. Remind kids about strangers.
  6. Inspect candy for seals and age-appropriateness.
  7. For the most fun and safety, go out with your children.

For more about these tips and a few others, check out Donna’s interview in Patch.com.

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