Avoid Halloween Injuries with These Safety Tips

Halloween is just one day away, and for many kids, this holiday is the best opportunity of the year to stock up on all their favorite sweet treats. For this reason and many others, Halloween is certainly one of the most popular holidays among kids. Unfortunately, it brings some potential dangers that could lead to injuries. Poorly fitting costumes, over-excited kids and other hazards can add up to disaster if you aren’t careful.

At Denver Physical Medicine, we want your kids to stay safe, and we don’t want to have to treat any children for Halloween injuries this year. Keep reading to discover several last-minute safety tips to help your family avoid Halloween-related injuries.

Avoid Halloween Injuries While Trick-or-Treating

  • Never let kids go trick-or-treating alone. Make sure they stay in groups. A parent should always accompany young children.
  • Remind your kids of traffic safety and to look both ways before crossing the street, use crosswalks, don’t run, etc.
  • Make sure all kids are visible in the dark. Use lights, glow sticks or reflective tape on dark costumes.
  • If your child is wearing a mask, make sure it fits properly and doesn’t obstruct breathing or sight.
  • Make sure costumes fit well. Avoid baggy costumes that are easy to trip on.
  • Encourage your trick-or-treater to wear comfortable, supportive shoes.
  • Remind your kids to never enter a stranger’s home and to only visit well-lit houses.
  • Make it a rule that they cannot eat any of their candy until you check it for choking hazards and tampering. Throw away any treats that are not factory sealed.

Halloween is spooky fun for kids of all ages. At Denver Physical Medicine, we don’t want the night to end in injuries for any of our neighbors in the Denver area. Avoid accidents by following the simple tips outlined above. From all of us, we would like to wish you a safe and a happy Halloween!