For many parents, Halloween means trick or treaters. But before your child heads out, you can take steps towards a safe and healthy Halloween.
Make sure your child carries a flashlight and wears lots of reflective material. Children can accidentally cross in front of unsuspecting drivers.
And before your kids dive into their spoils, inspect the candy. Look for loose wrappers, unwrapped candy and any suspicious items.
Plus consider rationing candy, and giving it out slowly during the days and weeks ahead.
One last tip: stay with your child as they gather their goodies. Don’t let them out alone. The greatest gift your child can have is not a sack of sweets, but a parent that cares about their safety.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Halloween doesn’t have to be scary for your diet
- Halloween health and safety tips
- Enjoy a Healthier Halloween
- Number of U.S. kids injured on halloween is scary
- Suggestions for safe trick-or-treating
- Halloween Extra Scary When Kids Have Nut Allergies
- Halloween Chocolate a Serious Threat to Pets
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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