Written by Brittany Johnson, Membership Consultant, O2 Fitness @ Cary
What could be more fun than dressing up in a costume, and eating free candy? Halloween is a fun time for all but it also poses safety concerns for parents and children venturing out to trick-or-treat. The CDC recommends these tips to keep you and your child safe this Halloween:
- Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
- Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
- Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
- Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.
- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
But most of all, HAVE FUN!