Wellness Wednesday: Halloween Safety Tips

Wellness Wednesday: 10/30/19: Halloween Safety Tips!
Wellness Wednesday: 10/30/19: Halloween Safety Tips!

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information each year to ensure your children have a safe and healthy Halloween. Know how to reduce your child’s risk of a pedestrian injury – the most common injury to children on Halloween with these tips below.

  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
  • Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways.
  • Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will.

For more safety tips this Halloween, visit AAP Halloween Safety Tips.

Enjoy the recipe of the week:

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Credit: Cooking Light

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