Friday, October 24, 2014
This year's Halloween warnings
Maybe you could keep the kids from eating the treats while out on the streets--and check it over in the light--but calm down.
The really scary part, says Loyola pediatrician Bridget Boyd, MD, is pedestrian safety.
Tell the kids where they can go--which streets, how far--and drill them on it. They must use sidewalks and crosswalks.
Usually, here in AZ, the parents are with the kids, I have noticed. Kids can go alone if they can follow directions and read a map, know the neighorhood, know how to call 911, and know their own number.
This will be about junior high age.
If you child has a nut allergy be very careful of what they eat.
If a costume is black or dark, be sure it has reflectors on it.
Make sure the costume is short enough so kids can walk without tripping.
No scary contact lenses.
No candles--even in pumpkins--use battery-operated.
I know this sounds like a buzzkill-but Halloween is so much fun, it's hard to kill the buzz completely.