Friday, October 28, 2011

More Halloween Safety Tips

Yesterday we shared safety tips for Halloween costumes by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Today we share more safety tips from the AAP.

  • Instead of carving a pumpkin consider painting them. Click here to see the top seven reasons to paint pumpkins instead of carving them.
  • When carving pumpkins, small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting.
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and should never be left unattended.

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes, and lawn decorations.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.


Anonymous said...

Great info but if the parents don't read it they'll never follow the advice. I feel like they don't like me telling them safety tips or how to keep the kids safe so I keep my mouth shute.

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