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Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween

Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween

09-22-2011

Halloween can be a wonderful and whimsical night. Pirates and ghosts prowl the neighborhood looking for thrills, chills and chocolate. Childhood fantasies become temporary reality, leaving it up to parents to make sure their kids keep one tentacle on the ground.

With a little help from mom and dad, Halloween can be a fun-filled evening of imaginary scares - the one night of the year when it’s necessary, even fashionable, for parents to have eyes in the back of their heads.

Akron Children’s Hospital offers the following sound advice to keep this Halloween safe.

All dressed up

Loose-fitting sheets and darkened streets can create tricky situations for boys and ghouls. Yards and sidewalks may become treacherous after dark when mask eye holes are too small.

Keep your little tin man on his feet by following these safety tips.

Avoiding pedestrian injuries

As the armies of the living unfed roam the streets and pound on doors looking for candy and other sinister delights, the rules of the road must still be enforced. Even if it means dressing like a traffic cop and joining the fun, your parade of pedestrians must pass safely into the night.

Trick-or-treating tips

While many dangers your children experience on Halloween are followed by a playful shriek or giggle, walking alone in the dark presents risks no child should experience. At least one parent must accompany children as they make rounds.

Here are several other ideas to help you scare up a safe Halloween.

Home safe home

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Media Contact

Holly Pupino
330-543-4360
hpupino@chmca.org

Laurie Schueler
330-543-3400
lschueler@chmca.org