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Although Halloween is a great time for kids to dress up in costumes and enjoy parties and trick-or-treating, it is also important to remember Halloween safety.
Mountainside Medical would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy Halloween - check out these Halloween safety tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for all your trick-or-treaters and party guests!
S Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should all be short, soft and flexible to avoid injury.
A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Always go with a group or a trusted adult.
F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags so drivers will see you in the dark.
E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see other people and to help others see you.
A Always test costume make up in a small area of skin first and remove it before bed. After all, no one wants to spend Halloween with a rash on their face.
L Look both ways before crossing the street.
L Lower your risk of serious eye injury by avoiding those decorative contact lenses.
O Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road to avoid cars.
W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Try to avoid any homemade treats made by strangers.
E Enter homes only with a trusted adult and only visit well-lit houses.
N Never walk near lit candles and be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.