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Countdown to Halloween: Trick-or-Treat Trail | Safety Tips from Sunrise Children's Hospital

Posted on 10/29/2011

Halloween party with children trick or treating

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on.

Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters to:

  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  • Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.


Countdown to Halloween: Halloween Home Safety Tips from Sunrise Children's Hospital

Posted on 10/28/2011

Carved Halloween Jack o Lantern Pumpkins & Black Cat, Porch Decorations

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes, and lawn decorations from the porch and front yard.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.


Countdown to Halloween: Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips from Sunrise Children's Hospital

Posted on 10/27/2011

Father and son carving jack o lanterns on Halloween smiling

  • Small children should never carve pumpkins. Instead, encourage children to draw a face with markers, and have an adult handle the actual carving. Children can also lend a hand by scooping out the pumpkin seeds with a spoon.
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin.
  • If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and should never be left unattended.


Get the Picture: Child Immunizations

Posted on 10/27/2011

As a parent, keeping your children safe is your number one priority, which is why it is so important to have your children fully immunized for certain diseases at specific intervals in their life.

In this video, CDC-TV.com provides an overview on the importance of childhood immunizations. Many parents avoid having their children immunized or vaccinated for fear of having their children develop autism. However, studies show that there is no link between vaccines and autism. Learn more about the 14 different immunizations that infants and children now receive in this full clip.

For quality pediatric services and children’s emergency care available, contact Sunrise Children's Hospital at (702) 731-5437 today! Visit our website for more kid’s health info.


Countdown to Halloween: General Halloween Safety Tips from Sunrise Children's Hospital

Posted on 10/26/2011

  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.

Trick Or Treating Safely


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