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Halloween Safety: Play it safe

By Dr. Sapna |

We all know halloween is an exciting time for kids and parents, but it’s also a time to follow important safety tips to ensure a happy and safe day for everyone.

Costumes – is yours safe?

  • Choose costumes and accessories that are “flame-resistant”.
  • Size it right. Costumes need to be loose enough to be worn over warm clothing but cannot be so baggy that it can become in contact with candles
  • Avoid costumes with scarves/boas/strings around neck
  • Incorporate reflective tape
  • Instead of a mask, try make-up or face paint instead for easy breathing and visibility for your child
  • Opt for hypoallergenic make up

Trick or Treating

  • Throw away any candy that is not wrapped or easily identifiable
  • Wash hands before opening candy
  • Use caution around fruit – It’s up to you if you want to allow your child or family to keep these treats. If in doubt throw it away
  • Remove choking hazards (gum, hard candies) from small children
  • Read labels before allowing your children to eat treats, as they may have certain allergies that the treat may contain
  • When trick-or-treating, accompany children until they are old enough to go by themselves or with their friends.

Tips for kids – be safe

  • Don’t eat treats until inspected by parents
  • Stay in well-lit areas and visit homes that have their outside lights turned on.
  • Never go inside homes or cars
  • Walk, don’t run, from house to house and stay on the sidewalk whenever possible
  • Cross the road at the corner and look both ways before crossing the road.
  • Don’t go to homes by yourself, always be accompanied

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Dr. Sapna is Toronto’s leading health expert on holistic healthy living and rehabilitation. Her passion for health, fitness, rehab, and nutrition has made her a leading authority on functional and integrative healthcare with highly regarded results-driven patient care. Dr. Sapna is a well known and respected Chiropractor, media personality, entrepreneur, educator, and a recognized leader in the field of injury rehab. Live inspired. Live Life!

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