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Doctors recommend 5 C’s for Halloween safety

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Doctors at Dell Children’s Medical Center recommend 5 C’s for Halloween safety.

Because the holiday comes with eager children and parents excited about showing off their costumes and getting candy, the doctors say there are 5 things to keep in mind.

  1. Costumes- Make sure your costume doesn’t limit your ability to see, breath, or use your limbs freely. The nighttime is the busier part of the holiday so be sure to make your costume visible and trimmed with reflective tape if possible.
  2. Candy- Inspect your candy; however; the biggest danger comes from choking. Also, keep in mind if your child is allergic to certain foods. Some households will display the “teal pumpkin” which indicates the homeowners will offer something other than food like toys or glow sticks.
  3. Carving- Don’t let children handle knives when carving pumpkins. Adults should also be careful when handling sharp objects.
  4. Cars- Trick-or-treaters should watch out for drivers and drivers should watch out for trick-or-treaters. Be aware of your surroundings.
  5. Candles- Avoid candles and open flames from lanterns. There are safer alternatives like flashlights and glow sticks. Also, if possible, look for “Flame Resistant” labels to avoid fire hazards.

If you keep these 5 recommendations in mind, the holiday should be fun and more importantly safe. 

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