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Trick or Treat!

October 31, 2014
Going trick-or-treating? Follow these safety tips from the Center for Disease Control.

S- Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
A- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
E -Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.

H- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
A- Always test make-up in a small area first (Remove it before bedtime) and always WALK and don't run from house to house.
L- Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks wherever possible.
L -Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
O- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
W- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
E- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
E- Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses.
N- Never accept rides from strangers, never walk near lit candles or luminaries and sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Heather Knott RN-IBCLC
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