Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Costumes, candy, and Halloween scares…. Cutting Edge wants you to have fun and be prepared!

Who doesn’t love dressing up and candy?! Halloween time is fun for both children and adults, but it can also be a dangerous time if you don’t take precautions. There’s nothing worse than hearing stories of candy-tampering scares or children being hurt while trick-or-treating.

So with the help of the CDC, we’re giving you a list of ways to have a SAFE HALLOWEEN!

Going trick-or-treating?

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Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

letter_aAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

letter_fFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

letter_eExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

 

 

letter_hHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help y ou see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.

letter_aAlways test make-up in small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

letter_lLook both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

letter_lLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

letter_oOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

letter_wWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

letter_eEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

letter_eEnter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

letter_nNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

 

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone:

  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For guests, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could cause someone to fall.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o’lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

 

Check out the CDC website here for more Halloween fun and safety tips, along with health e-cards and fun kids activities!

 

 

 

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